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How to remove has_journal feature on primary disk

I'm running a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a VMware virtual machine and I'd like to disable journaling feature on the primary disk. I did find this useful post but I can't use it because it says The ...
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Advice on what FS to use

I am installing a 2TB drive on an Ubuntu server that will be accessible on a network of Windows and Ubuntu machines. Should I format it using FAT32 or EXT3/4? Thanks David C
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Lost extended partition after installing windows

I was using Ubuntu 13.04 and the hard disk was partitioned as follows: Primary Ext4 (250GB) Linux Extended (250GB) and Ext3 or Ext4 logical partition Linux Swap (4GB) I have installed Windows 7, ...
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Does the length of a filename change the amount of space it takes up?

Using a ext3 or ext4 file system, assuming that the files have similar checksums, would the following files: 8c87dba9cf4dbc27c0d54083311ffeef6821e8426f5a8d50165d84f5eef80103.npz 1.npz Take up a ...
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Does ubuntu one synchronize extended file attributes?

Ext3 and 4 filesystems, if mounted with that option, support extended file attributes with which you can add metadata to your files: author, ACLs, and actually whatever you want. Does Ubuntu One ...
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How to make ext3 converted to ext4 support e4defrag?

I have two ext3 filesystems that are very old and have been 99% full for a long time, leading to fragmentation. Also, they've been used for running VMs with dynamic disk images and other ...
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Is ext4 stable on 11.10?

I have seen that Ubuntu 11.10 is offering Ext4 as default file system. As I have googled some time on ext4 and found that ext3 is quite stable that ext4 as it still has some bugs. Even the Ubuntu ...
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What are benefits of upgrading filesystem from ext2?

I have ext2 filesystem installed on my work machine. I talk with my friend who knows linux a lot better and he said its very old and its very weird that I use so old filesystem. I'm now trying to get ...
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In simple terms, how do ext4 journaling file systems work?

How does a journaling file system work and why does it not fragment, like ntfs? Why hasn't Windows switched over to a journaling file system? Co.uld someone please explain this to me? Thanks.
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu 10.04 on ext3 instead of ext4?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu 10.04 on ext3 instead of ext4? This is because I want to use my backup program "Acronis" to save an image of the whole partition.
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What is the difference between ext3 & ext4 from a generic user's prespective

What are the very big differences between ext3 and ext4 from a generic user's perspective? I heard, sticking with ext3 is wiser. Is it true? EDIT: One thing I want to note that, I am a dual user ...
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If I change my home from ext3 to ext4 when installing will my data be lost?

If I change my home from ext3 to ext4 when installing will my data be lost?
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JFS vs. EXT4 vs. EXT3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to partition, and what is the best file-system for a new Hard Disk? I've got a 2TB external HD on which I save valuable data. so far I'm using NTFS ...