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You can't convert, but can reformat the partition. Boot into Ubuntu or from a live CD and format the partition from there. Be careful not to format the wrong partition. mkfs.ext3 /dev/hdx1


What does commit really do? I think one of the best explanations was given here by allquixotic. Are there really advantages of increasing it (like responsiveness and power savings)? May it actually cause data loss? As per the ext4 official documentation: Ext4 can be told to sync all its data and metadata every 'nrsec' seconds. The default ...


See these 2 pages for a bit more information; they are a bit dated, but should answer some of your questions as far as I can tell: https://www.debian-administration.org/article/643/Migrating_a_live_system_from_ext3_to_ext4_filesystem https://ext4.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Ext4_Howto#Converting_an_ext3_filesystem_to_ext4

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