e2fsprogs 1.41.8

Forum member 'Jim1911' reported that ext4 does not work with 4.3pre-beta running the kernel.

The kernel is compiled to support ext4, so you should be able to mount ext4 partitions.

What is missing though are the tools to create and manipulate ext4 partitions, required by GParted.

I have upgraded the 'e2fsprogs' package to version 1.41.8, and now GParted should be able to do everything with ext4.

Posted on 5 Aug 2009, 19:10


Posted on 5 Aug 2009, 19:54 by kirk
Other work for ext4:

Grubconfig needs to be edited, line 1002 needs to be changed to:

[ "$fs" = "ext2" -o "$fs" = "ext3" -o "$fs" = "ext4" ] && fs=e2fs

Puppyinstaller needs this added to the fsfunc() :

[ "$FSTYPE" = "Ext4" ] && FSTYPE="ext4"

And then you can do a full hard drive install to ext4. For a frugal install, the initrd.gz is going to need some work.

Posted on 5 Aug 2009, 21:33 by BarryK
ext4 fixes
Thanks, done.

Posted on 6 Aug 2009, 8:53 by kirk
Forgot to mention that grub has to be patched for ext4 as well. Maybe it is already. And ext4 has to be compiled in the kernel, not a module.

Posted on 6 Aug 2009, 9:54 by BarryK
My recent kernel compiles, including, have ext2/3/4 all builtin, not as modules.

Posted on 6 Aug 2009, 12:17 by kirk
Also disktype needs to be updated, you'll need the cvs version:


Sorry, I really need to make notes.