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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 188.8.131.52 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
@Drazen: Correct. An upgrade to kernel 184.108.40.206 will give you the ability to access ext4 partitions. Follow this guide:http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=10385If 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.tgzThis article highlights some of the performance differences between ext3 and ext4:http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu_pentium4_old&num=1It also illustrates our difference in opinion regarding what hardware is considered "antiquated"