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Old 19th May 2009, 01:53 PM
Milena Offline
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convert to ext4

I would like to know the best and save way to convert my filesystems from ext3 to ext4 on Fedora 10 x86_64. I'm planning to upgrade to F11 later and found several guide's how to convert to ext4 but the filesystem must me unmounted. I got an extra partition on a second harddrive for /home but I don't how to convert my / partition other then from a live cd. Should I wait for the F11 release and start with a live cd and convert my filesystems from there ? I also would like to know if a fresh F11 installation is recommend over an upgrade from F10 to 11 because I don't really wanna reinstall all my software and settings..
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Old 19th May 2009, 04:36 PM
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The anaconda installer will have ext3 to ext4 conversion,
however a new install will be most beneficial as the converted ext4 does not change the old ext3 blocks until they get updated into an extent area.
Even so, the f/s layout is much different with a new ext4 f/s.

I also think if you have little experience and your data is only fluffy tid-bits of star dust, you'll gain more by doing a new install and configuring it for you needs.

The fact that you are so egger to update from F10 to F11 tells me you have not important data and you don't understand Fedora, so until you have experience and knowledge, installs only, and install often, like today from the boot.iso because it's a new anaconda and it needs tested.


$ uname -a
Linux Jovette-14.WinProxy #1 SMP Tue May 12 22:46:45 EDT 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Jovette-14 ~]$ uptime
08:31:12 up 3 days, 21:20, 3 users, load average: 0.09, 0.10, 0.13
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