Originally Posted by twobob
Got my armel fs built - just figuring out how to use mkfs.ext3 for the eleventy billionth time. Err. hmm.. yeah. *goes to read docs*
Creating an ext3 filesystem from the git-go can often require more ram that what you have (unless your running swap).
Create the filesystem first as an ext2 system.
Then use tune2fs to add the journal (making it an ext3 system).
Doing the file system creation in two steps like that can be done with much less free ram.
Unlike ext2 (or FAT), ext3 can be re-sized "hot" (mounted and in-use).