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- Aug 2003
If ext3 won't allow, how do I convert ext3 to ext2.. without losing data and configuration?
You can't convert the partition from ext3 to ext2 without losing the data on it, so if you have to do that, make sure to image that partition so that you can restore it later. I'm not sure on the quota with ext3, but I'm pretty sure you can since it is based on ext2."Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so."
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- May 2003
all EXT 3 is (correct me if I'm wrong) is EXT2 with journeling support. Turn off journeling and the partition is read as an EXT2 filesystem.
09-03-2003 #5Q: How do I convert my ext3 partition back to ext2?
Actually there is only little need to do so, because in most cases it is sufficient to mount the partition explicitely as ext2. But if you really need to convert your partion back to ext2 just do the following on an unmounted partition:
tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/hdaX
To be on the safe side you should force a fsck run on this partition afterwards:
fsck.ext2 -f /dev/hdaX
After this procedure you can safely delete the .journal file if there was any.