Convert Ext2 to Ext3 on Acer Aspire Linpus Lite/Fedora 8
I found a silly way to corrupt my hard drive. I turned my computer upside-down while it was running. We can ignore this for now.
I reloaded Linpus Lite from my recovery disc and while looking it over, I noticed that it was using Ext2 (no journaling). This makes sense for "Solid State Discs" which are being used on some Netbooks, but in my case, I think it would have saved me from having to re-install, if I had been using Ext3 journaling.
I would like change from Ext2 to Ext3. This is supposed to be simple, but I cannot find the information I need. It sounds to me like it should be something like this:
Boot to run level 3
Run "fsck" with some kind of parameter switch to created the journal.
Edit "/etc/fstab" with a simple text editor to change references from Ext2 to Ext3.
Can anyone confirm or deny any of the above for me? Also, what would be the switch on "fsck"?
. . . . why me? :-)