Ext4/Ext3 question

stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Thu Apr 23 19:40:26 UTC 2009

Chris Jones wrote:
> Hi,
> On 23 Apr 2009, at 6:40PM, Steven Vollom wrote:
>> When I installed the Jaunty Rc release, I labored over the thought  
>> of using
>> ext4, remembering all the prior warnings.  Nonetheless, I installed  
>> using the
>> ext4 file system believing the problems would surely be resolved in  
>> the Rc.
>> The file systems that currently hold my data in partitions are  
>> ext3.  Is it
>> possible to change them to ext4 while data is still in them?  If so,  
>> what is
>> the procedure?  Thanks!
> What do you expect to gain switching to ext4 ?
> Yes, ext4 is an advancement over ext3, and for sure the way of the  
> future. However, most of the advantages only come into play with truly  
> huge file systems, which the average user does not have.
> Just stick with ext3 wold be my advice... Even a tiny risk of data  
> lose really isn't worth the gains...
> cheers Chris
> Is there a way to reverse what I have done.  I chose ext4 when I installed Jaunty Rc?


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