Convert from ext3 to ext2

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar.wants at nospam.com
Tue Jul 8 15:16:07 PDT 2003


On Tue, 2003-07-08 at 08:06, Santiago Almenara wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> Is there any way to convert a partition from ext3 to ext2 ????
> 
> To do the opposite (ext2 -> ext3) I did this: tune2fs -j /dev/hdaX

Considering that there's nothing really you must _do_ to use an ext3
filesystem as an ext2 filesystem, I feel compelled to ask... why on
earth do you want to do this?  Whatever reason you have, there's likely
to be a better solution, since there's practically no downside at all to
using ext3.
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