[ubuntu-za] Changing filesystems

Hannes Coetzee scorpking at scorpking.za.org
Fri Feb 26 12:34:55 GMT 2010

On 26/02/2010 14:06, Josh Brodrick wrote:
> Hi All
> Sorry if this is a bit of a random question, but does anyone know a 
> way i can change  my filesystem from ext4 to ext2 (yip go backwards 
> :). The reason im asking is i have a netbook with ubuntu NBR installed 
> but with ext4. The netbook has a solid state drive (SSD) installed and 
> since my original install have been made aware that i should rather 
> have used ext2 (non journalling FS) to reduce wear on my SSD.
> Is there anyway i can convert to ext2 without having to do a fresh 
> install...and is it worth it??
> Otherwise can i turn journalling of ext4?
> Thanks, cheers
> Josh
Does ext4 not have better support for SSD to reduce wear? I remember 
reading something like that somewhere.

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