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Is it possible to convert ext 4 back to ext 3?

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by gypo, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. gypo

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    Is it possible to convert ext 4 back to ext 3? My time shift won't let me use the internal Hdd sash it's ext 4

    Thanks
    G

    Xtrend et8500 with 1tb internal Hdd
     
  2. Willo3092

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    timeshift can use ext4 no problem. Are you sure it's definitely ext4 and your paths are correct.
    Check timeshift settings and make sure your hdd is set as /media/hdd.
     
  3. gypo

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    Hi thanks,
    It's set to media/hdd/timeshift
    And yes def ext 4
    Thanks
    G
     
  4. Willo3092

    Willo3092 TK Veteran Forum Supporter

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    Not sure then. It should definitely work on Ext4, it's just the error message is outdated that it insists on ext2 or 3.
    Someone on the Wooshbuild thread had the same problem and a reflash sorted it without any formatting or converting.
     
  5. gypo

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    Thanks for your help, it's open vix updated recently via the box, done know if that makes a difference?
    G
     
  6. Pale-Rider

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    ViX have been using ext4 by default for two years plus. Also time shift works perfectly with ext4.
     
  7. gypo

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    Just messed with it again and got it working, haven't altered anything, strange?
    Working tho
    Thanks all or the help
    G
     
  8. Pale-Rider

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    As I said the option to convert ext3 to ext4 is more a legacy thing, the image formats to ext4 during the initialise process and has for over two years.
     
  9. gypo

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    Thanks all
    G