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#REDIRECT: [[Ext4#Migrating_from_ext2.2Fext3_to_ext4]]
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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
/dev/sda3 / ext3 defaults 0 1
3. Add the ext3 module to '''/etc/mkinitcpio.conf'''
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]

Latest revision as of 13:52, 24 May 2015