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    Question [SOLVED] File Systems: ext2, ext3, & ext4


    Hello everybody! This doesn't really seem to fit anywhere else, and I can find nothing about it, so here it is!

    I'm about to do a ULTRA-minimal install of Ubuntu 9.04 AMD64, and I will be custom-compiling a kernel later. Do I need to have ext2 AND ext3 installed in the kernel to use ext4? Because if I don't, I really only need ext4 and XFS.

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    Nope... the only file-systems you need to compile for are the ones you actually plan on using.
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    Excellent!! Many thanks neighbor!

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    Vanilla grub don't work with ext4, *I think*. So check that first. You might either need a separate ext3/2 partition for /boot or a patched version of grub (or another bootloader). Otherwise you might be unable to boot.

    Besides that, even if I haven't had a problem with ext4 in months, it's still not in the point where I would consider it reliable enough to store my important data on it.

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    i92guboj , is right - ext4 is just coming out,not yet reached / proven reliable like ext3.
    ext4 can't be a boot partition. Fedora 11 coming with ext4 as default file system,
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