I installed Ubuntu 12.10, and I don't know why, I have an ext2 partition.
- How can I convert this
ext2file system to an
- Will I lose all my data?
Follow the instructions detailed in this post: Convert ext2/3 to ext4
The short version for the impatient:
dev=/dev/sdXn # <-- Adjust this
umount $dev && tune2fs -O extents,uninit_bg,dir_index,has_journal $dev && e2fsck -v -pf $dev
If you cannot unmount because it's your system partition, then of course you will need to first boot from another system like a Live CD.
And no, you will not lose data. Unless something very weird happens, in which case you will have to reach to your backup. (You do have backups, of course. Right?)