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:''If you have installed Arch to an ext2 filesystem, it is a good idea to enable the journal and turn it into an ext3 filesystem. Journaling provides a range of benefits.''
 
 
 
1. Identify the partition(s) for conversion by inspecting '''/etc/fstab''' and the output of the '''mount''' command
 
 
 
2. Add a journal to the partition(s):
 
sudo tune2fs -j PARTITION
 
 
 
Where PARTITION is /dev/hda1, /dev/sda1, /dev/discs/disc0/part1, etc.
 
 
 
2. Edit '''/etc/fstab''' and change ''ext2'' to ''ext3'' for the partition.
 
 
 
For example:
 
/dev/sda3 / ext2 defaults 0 1
 
becomes
 
/dev/sda3 / ext3 defaults 0 1
 
 
 
3. Add the ext3 module to '''/etc/mkinitcpio.conf'''
 
MODULES="ext3"
 
 
 
4. Rebuild the initrd image (for a standard kernel):
 
sudo mkinitcpio -p linux
 
 
 
See also: [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ext4#Migrating_from_ext3_to_ext4 Migrating from ext3 to ext4]
 

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