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    Cool Changing ext4 to ext3


    I have a ext4 backup partion on my HDD and I would like to install Musix Distro.
    My question is can my ext4 be converted to ext3 when I install Musix, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by frogeyes View Post
    I have a ext4 backup partion on my HDD and I would like to install Musix Distro.
    My question is can my ext4 be converted to ext3 when I install Musix, thanks
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    During the install, it will ask you where to install to, just make sure you install it to the right place and have the installer format it for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Hello and Welcome.
    During the install, it will ask you where to install to, just make sure you install it to the right place and have the installer format it for you.
    Thank you for the reply.
    I don't want to format the backup partion, I have files on it that I want to keep, I know how to install a Debian based Distro, it's just that I'm not sure if it will convert a ext4 to a ext3

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    I'm not sure you can convert from ext4 to ext3 without formatting. You can go from 3 to 4, but I'm not sure you can go back. Why do you want to change it?

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    AFAIK, there is no direct way to Downgrade (from ext4 to ext3). You have to copy data to another location and reformat partition to ext3.
    Maybe other way exists but I am not aware that.
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    The long and short of it is I have Ubuntu Studio installed and to many problems with jackd2, so I thought I would install Musix as it works fine and has the rt kernel but Debian Lenny dosn't read ext4.
    I have in the passed gone from ext3 to ext4 without any problems but never the other way

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    Quote Originally Posted by frogeyes View Post
    The long and short of it is I have Ubuntu Studio installed and to many problems with jackd2, so I thought I would install Musix as it works fine and has the rt kernel but Debian Lenny dosn't read ext4.
    I have in the passed gone from ext3 to ext4 without any problems but never the other way
    Same here, which is why I suggested to let the installer do it for you. You could do as devils casper mentioned and move the files to a safe place until after you format it.
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