I have compiled and installed a custom version of the 126.96.36.199 kernel. When I boot my laptop, the kernel gives me two messages. They are as follows.
Ext3-fs (sda1): couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (240).
Ext2-fs (sda1): couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (240).
I have looked online for this issue, but the closest I can find is this.
Like I said, it will boot, but not before it gives me these messages.
Here are the outputs for the commands requested in the other post.
fdisk -l /dev/sda
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 4679 37584036 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 4680 4864 1486012+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 4680 4864 1485981 82 Linux swap / Solaris
dmesg | grep sda
[ 0.000000] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-188.8.131.52 root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet splash
[ 0.357192] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 78140160 512-byte logical blocks: (40.0 GB/37.2 GiB)
[ 0.357267] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
[ 0.357271] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
[ 0.357302] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[ 0.357506] sda: sda1 sda2 <
[ 0.404857] sda5 >
[ 0.407867] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
[ 0.428322] EXT3-fs (sda1): error: couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (240)
[ 0.428656] EXT2-fs (sda1): error: couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (240)
[ 0.459967] EXT4-fs (sda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode
[ 19.703992] Adding 1485972k swap on /dev/sda5. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:1485972k
This is all the relevant data I can think of to enter. I would like to say thank you in advance to anyone who is willing to help.