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Old 24-05-2011
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How to convert ext4 to ext3

Hello friends. Greetings to all of you. I hope that you all have been doing well. Have some issues so leaving a thread here. Basically, the thing is that I have an ext4 backup partition on my Hard Disk Drive and I desire to install Musix Distro. My query is that can my ext4 be converted to ext3 when I install Musix. Do reply friends and let me know. Thanks in advance for the help as I really appreciate it on a very high note. Take Care.
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Re: How to convert ext4 to ext3

Hey dude. I am fine and going well. I can help you out on this. I would like to imply you that during the install, it will ask you which place you want to install, hence for that reason, I will suggest you that you should be in no doubt when you install it to the accurate place and thus in the process have the installer format it for you. I have shared my knowledge whatever I knew, I hope this was fairly easy and my post helps you in some way or the other. Thank You.
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Re: How to convert ext4 to ext3

Hey buddy; I am completely amazed by such a quick reply. First of all, I would like to thank you for that. To be honest I did not anticipate such fast answer. However, being a new user, I feel , I have not put the question in a proper way. I do not desire to format the backup partition, I have files on it that I desire to keep, I am aware how to install a Debian based Distro, it is now that I am not convinced if it will translate a ext4 to a ext3. Any help is completely welcomed.
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Re: How to convert ext4 to ext3

Hello mate. I am fine. I was surfing the internet and came across the thread and hence thought to help you out on this. According to me, how much knowledge I have, I would like to tell you that there is no unswerving technique to Downgrade from ext4 to ext3. You will be needed to reproduce information to an additional position and then reformat partition to ext3.I feel, it is this way, though I am not sure about it. It will be better if you check it with someone.
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Re: How to convert ext4 to ext3

Hey mate, even though it is a superior thought to change your file system Ext3 of ext4, however in the case when the process fehlschl gt, and you will not be having a whole backup of your precious information. There ought to be serious data thrashing. Making use of the third party Linux Recovery software will be like that the applications which will recuperate your information in the majority circumstances, loss of data demand, devoid of noise in addition to previous technological cleverness to you. Along with read-only and Non-destructive behavior, Linux Data Recovery software to be used completely protected.
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Re: How to convert ext4 to ext3

If you are translating a partition of size 30 GB, guarantee you have 31 GB of free space in an additional partition. Having free space in external hard disk is suggested. You are also supposed to necessitate a live CD and I advocate using Linux Mint. I , myself used Linux Mint 8 64 bit edition in order to transfer both my home and root partitions from ext4 to ext3. Also, in case you have a nvidia or a ati graphics card, then you will be required to have an internet connection in order to download the constrained drivers and install in Linux mint live session. 
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