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Re: Ext3 step by step installation procedure



Ed June writes:
> The README says a LOT more than that:
> 
>         dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/sparefs/journal.dat bs=1k count=10000
> 
> assuming you want a 10MB journal on a 1k ext2 filesystem mounted on
> /mnt/sparefs.  You need to find the journal inode's inode number, too:
> 
>         ls -i /mnt/sparefs/journal.dat
> 
> So, do I need to do all this, or no?

If you have the latest e2fsprogs, then no.  This was needed while ext3 was
being developed, but it is much to complex for normal system usage.  The
mke2fs and tune2fs tools were updated to do the journal creation for you.
Similarly, e2fsck will now do journal recovery for you.

Cheers, Andreas
-- 
Andreas Dilger  \ "If a man ate a pound of pasta and a pound of antipasto,
                 \  would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/               -- Dogbert





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