[CentOS] Changing from NTFS to ext3

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at duke.edu
Fri Mar 16 18:44:31 UTC 2007

On Fri, 16 Mar 2007 at 2:41pm, Mark Hull-Richter wrote

> What is the best way to accomplish step two of this - reformatting the
> partition?  I've only done this so far during the installation phase,
> and that was for partitions I knew I could destroy with impunity.  I'm
> guessing I unmount the drive, <do something magic here> and remount it.
> It's the magic part I don't know.

'man mke2fs' has all the details.  I usually do:

mke2fs -b 4096 -j -m 1 -O dir_index $DEVICE

Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

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