My experiences with ext4 on Jaunty

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Thu Jan 8 20:14:31 GMT 2009

On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 11:58:18AM -0700, Tim Gardner wrote:
> Creating an ext4 file system in Jaunty is a bit difficult because its
> not an option supported (yet) by the installers, nor does grub 1 support
> booting from an ext4 file system. About your only choice is to format an
> existing non-boot partition, which I did in the following way:

This has been mentioned elsewhere, but just in case people find this
post via a search engine: Colin King has integrated a backport of ext4
support for grub 1, and as of tomorrow's daily build the installers will
support ext4 natively as an option, so this should all be much smoother
very soon.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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