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Offline ashren

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Ext4 and TC
« on: March 24, 2009, 12:08:42 AM »
A simple question. Does TinyCore support ext4? Can it coexist with another distro on a ext4 partition?

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Ashren

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Re: Ext4 and TC
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 06:35:46 PM »
TC currently uses 2.6.26 which did not have (stable?) ext4.  It's probably possible to add it though.

However, I believe ext4 is backwards compatible with ext2/3, so it should be fine.

TC can coexist with another distro on the same partition.

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Re: Ext4 and TC
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009, 08:36:16 AM »
So writing to ext4 from TC should be alright? I guess that's what you are saying and I know that ext4 is backwards compatible with ext2/3.

I'll try it in the near future when I feel adventurous and report back here.

Thanks for the reply.

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Re: Ext4 and TC
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009, 09:50:13 AM »
Sorry, ext4 is only mountable as ext3/2 when extents are not used. I believe they are by default on since the 2.6.29 kernel.
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