On Tuesday 17 February 2004, diamond at skynet.ie (Stephen Shirley) wrote:
>On Mon, Feb 16, 2004 at 08:54:30PM +0000, Niall O Broin wrote:
>> I don't have any experience of xfs, but I don't need any to answer the
>> question - xfs and ext3 are different ways of laying out data on disk, and
>> can't convert from one to the other on the same partition without doing
>> you already mentioned. You don't need to delete partitions as such, but you
>> need to make filesystems on them anew. It's a data destructive process.
As I wrote that I just knew that somebody would come up with some cockamamie
scheme. I figured it would involve memory, or temporary filesystems on swap,
or summat else. This, I must admit, is an intriguing idea, and I look forward
to hearing your report of how it went when you tried it with your data.
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