sudo touch /forcefsckThe following command converts the filesystem to EXT3, by creating the necessary journal.
tune2fs -c 0 -i 30 -j /dev/sda1Edit /etc/fstab replacing ext2 with ext3 for the root filesystem mount.
Next we need to rebuild the Linux boot image using the mkinitrd tool.
Unrolling the Change
If it goes wrong, and you need to convert back to EXT2, your best bet is to do it unmounted. In other words, boot into a different OS installed elsewhere. The simple choice is a Linux Live CD for pretty much any distro.
umount /dev/sda1 tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/sda1 e2fsck /dev/sda1Edit /etc/fstab to change /dev/sda1 to mount as ext2, then remount: