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Re: Question about using ext3 in root partition

On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 04:28:24PM +0100, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:
> Hi,


> No, you just need to shutdown cleanly: all of the unsupported feature
> bits get cleared if you unmount ext3 cleanly.  The only bit which
> remains set is the "HAS_JOURNAL" flag, but that's a compatibile bit,
> not an incompatible bit, so old kernels/mount will be quite happy
> mounting such a filesystem.

Well, that is what I thought too.

> The main problem you're likely to see doing older upgrades is that the
> installer doesn't understand "ext3" in /etc/fstab, so you need to
> change those back to ext2 before upgrading.

Bah!  I half did that.  I think I did it on root but not /home, /var,

> Otherwise, a clean
> shutdown _should_ be all you need (some older ext3 kernels didn't
> always clean up their flags correctly on unmount so they had problems
> in this area, but 0.0.6b and later should all be fine.)

I will give that a try.


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