On Fri, Dec 15, 2000 at 07:28:15PM +0100, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:
> If you want to run little-endian, you need to install
> the little-endian binaries and libraries. Since I needed
> to "swing both ways", I put both a big-endian root and
> a little-endian root partition on my Atlas disk, with user/data
> partitions that can be mounted on either one - fortunately,
> the Ext2FS metadata seems to be consistent regardless
> of endianness.
Ext2fs on-disk data structures are defined to be little endian. Some very
old ext2 filesystems which afaik where all created on Linux/M68K were big
endian; for those e2fsck has the option to change the endianess of the
filesystem during a fsck run; the current kernel will refuse to accept
such big endian ext2 filesystems.