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Offline curaga

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Re: Btrfs ?
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2013, 04:56:57 AM »
Or at least ext3. Both upgrades can be done without reformatting: https://ext4.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Ext4_Howto#Converting_an_ext3_filesystem_to_ext4

Just by using tune2fs on the unmounted fs and running fsck afterwards.
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Re: Btrfs ?
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2013, 10:00:23 AM »
You can add a journal to ext2, converting it into ext3 with tune2fs.
Make sure it is not mounted first.

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Re: Btrfs ?
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2013, 04:54:06 PM »
I tank you gentlemen for your advice and encouragement.

I've followed the steps given in the link provided by curaga and one of my file systems is now ext4.  It wasn't very full so I moved all the data off of it first.  If it doesn't blow up or otherwise cause problems, I'll do the other data partition soon.

Is there any reason -not- to do the same to the much smaller (3 GB) boot partition?
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Re: Btrfs ?
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2013, 05:03:56 PM »
Hi Lee
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Is there any reason -not- to do the same to the much smaller (3 GB) boot partition?
None comes to mind.