The state of ext4 disck tools

Jordon Bedwell jordon at
Sat Aug 7 22:43:18 UTC 2010

On 08/07/2010 05:31 PM, Martin Webster wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-08-07 at 16:05 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
> <snip>
>> The ext4 file system has far more files in /boot/grub/ directory than
>> did ext3. There are fewer commands than ext3 but they do the job. The
>> file that looks like menu.lst is grub.cfg. 
> I think you may have misunderstood a couple of things. The ext4 file
> system is the method of storing and organising files on a computer (as
> is ext3.) It is not responsible for booting the operating systems and
> doesn't place files in the folder you mention. However, the ext4 file
> system needs a version of GRUB that understands ext4. The latest version
> of Ubuntu (10.04) uses GRUB2 (version 1.98 and above) and I suggest this
> is why you're seeing different files in /boot.
> e2fsprogs provides the same utilities for ext2, ext3, and ext4.

This is a little fun to watch.

Almost funner to watch then the guy on the Debian list who thinks that
updating a package will stop a rootkit embedded into the kernel from
putting itself back into the binary.  Karl, where do you guys get your
information from? Because I know Wikipedia didn't fail us :P, I just
double checked to see if somebody defaced it with false or misleading
information and it's pretty legit.

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