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Author Topic: Vector linux and vector linux light system requirements...?  (Read 8235 times)
nightflier
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« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2010, 12:06:47 pm »

Documentation suggests that ext2 and ext3 filesystems may be converted: https://ext4.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Ext4_Howto
I have not tried this myself though.

For simply ext4 support in kernel: Kernel 2.6.31.8 on my VL box mounts and reads it just fine. After upgrading e2fsprogs to version 1.41.3 (sw 12.2) I can also create ext4 systems.

As far as your root filesystem.. I agree with M0E-lnx; pick a version that supports ext4 during installation. Converting afterwards would be complicated. I really don't see any good reason to do so.



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M0E-lnx
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« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2010, 12:12:55 pm »

I've tried this on, not exactly on a VL install, but on my android phone, and migrating from from ext2/3 to ext4 has left me with undesired side effects that forced me to wipe the thing and re-do it with < ext4
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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2010, 10:08:43 pm »

Documentation suggests that ext2 and ext3 filesystems may be converted: https://ext4.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Ext4_Howto
I have not tried this myself though.

For simply ext4 support in kernel: Kernel 2.6.31.8 on my VL box mounts and reads it just fine. After upgrading e2fsprogs to version 1.41.3 (sw 12.2) I can also create ext4 systems.

As far as your root filesystem.. I agree with M0E-lnx; pick a version that supports ext4 during installation. Converting afterwards would be complicated. I really don't see any good reason to do so.

@nightflier: Thank you! I only needed to be able to read partitions formated with the ext4. I forgot I can install Vector light on ext3, THEN upgrade the kernel and make it read and write other ext4 partitions. Am I correct? Besides, ext3 uses slightly less resources it seems?
Regards,
Drazen



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nightflier
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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2010, 04:20:26 am »

@Drazen: Correct. An upgrade to kernel 2.6.31.8 will give you the ability to access ext4 partitions. Follow this guide:
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=10385

If you also want to be able to create ext4 filesystems, upgrade your e2fsprogs using this package:
http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackware-12.2/slackware/a/e2fsprogs-1.41.3-i486-1.tgz

This article highlights some of the performance differences between ext3 and ext4:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu_pentium4_old&num=1
It also illustrates our difference in opinion regarding what hardware is considered "antiquated" Wink
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drazen
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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2010, 06:06:02 am »

@Drazen: Correct. An upgrade to kernel 2.6.31.8 will give you the ability to access ext4 partitions. Follow this guide:
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=10385

If you also want to be able to create ext4 filesystems, upgrade your e2fsprogs using this package:
http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackware-12.2/slackware/a/e2fsprogs-1.41.3-i486-1.tgz

This article highlights some of the performance differences between ext3 and ext4:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu_pentium4_old&num=1
It also illustrates our difference in opinion regarding what hardware is considered "antiquated" Wink

@nightfler: Thank you very much!
Regards,
Drazen
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