From: [ste parker] on
Conor wrote:
> In article <7lejctF3dfeahU1(a)mid.individual.net>, [ste parker] says...
>> Conor wrote:
>>> Ubuntuforum.org and plenty of IT news websites show that there's loads
>>> of people ending up with blank screens, data loss etc etc.
>>>
>> Blank screens I can understand, but /data loss/!? Got any links?
>
> http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/910
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/453579
>
> Possible corruption of large files with ext4 filesystem
>
> There have been some reports of data corruption with fresh (not
> upgraded) ext4 file systems using the Ubuntu 9.10 kernel when writing to
> large files (over 512MB). The issue is under investigation, and if
> confirmed will be resolved in a post-release update.
>

Oh right, that. I was thinking that you were referring to the graphical
issues causing data loss somehow. I'm still using ext3 if only because
there's nothing to access ext4 partitions from Windows anyway.

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[ste]
From: Rob Morley on
On Thu, 05 Nov 2009 15:00:46 +0000
"[ste parker]" <imaginey(a)hotmail.com> wrote:

> I'm still using ext3 if
> only because there's nothing to access ext4 partitions from Windows
> anyway.
>
In Windows run a minimal ext4 Linux in Virtualbox, mount the partition
you want to access and share it with Samba.
:-)

From: Tony Houghton on
On Thu, 5 Nov 2009 01:04:12 +0000
Tony Houghton <h(a)realh.co.uk> wrote:

> I've had a data DVD image corrupted while using ext4 filesystems with
> Debian come to think of it.

I've remembered I did two major things, probably between using the image
successfully and finding it corrupted, but I can't remember whether I
did them both at once or separately, and in which order. One was to
shrink the partition it was on, move it and some other partitions to the
"right" and grow my Windows partition (Win 7 and WoW didn't leave much
space for anything else!), and the other was to convert them to ext4,
which involved copying lots of stuff to a spare HD and back again (I
suppose I should have tried to find a conversion tool), but I can't
remember whether that included this DVD image. Both operations were done
with gparted, either using Mint 7 (Ubuntu 9.04 with a facelift etc) on a
USB stick or Ubuntu 9.04 LiveCD. So the corruption would have been the
fault of Ubuntu or a derivative, not Debian after all.

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