Converting ext3 to ext4 resulting in loss of data?

Fajar Priyanto fajarpri at
Wed Aug 11 09:32:09 UTC 2010

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 4:35 PM, James Hogarth <james.hogarth at> wrote:
>> Does the installer even offer the option to upgrade an ext3 partition to
>> ext4 ? I thought there only options where to leave a partition as is
>> (either mounted or not) or to repartition as a given filesystem type ? I
>> might be wrong but my bet is you did (unknowingly) ask it to reformat
>> the partition....
>> Chris
> When I last looked at the installer so far as I can remember the GUI
> says to format as X filesystem that you pick from and not 'label as'
> ...
> Additionally after saying okay to that back on the main screen the
> 'format' box is force ticked and cannot be unticked if you have set a
> format as X filesystem... but I *think* that the tick is greyed out as
> it cannot be changed... and consequently might look like it is
> unticked due to being very feint...
> Of course this discussion (and potential bug?) might all be moot given
> the new look Ubiquity installer in 10.10 ....

This bothers me too in some ways. I will clarify it on a testing
machine and get back to you guys.

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