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Old 01-01-2006, 11:27 AM   #1
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EXT2 -fs warning (device sda1): ext2_fill_super:mounting ext3 filesystem as ext2


Im the process of installing gentoo and following the instructions from gentoo.org, after creating my partitions, i proceeded to mount them as instructed by the installation handbook. after entering the code, i got the message listed as my title. can anyone tell me what this means or if i'm doing anything wrong? thanks in advance
 
Old 01-01-2006, 03:43 PM   #2
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If sda1 is your /boot partition and has actually ext2 filesystem then you can safely ignore this message.
 
Old 01-01-2006, 03:43 PM   #3
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You're trying to mount ext3 partition as ext2. Try to mount with -t ext3 instead of -t ext2
 
Old 05-09-2006, 01:57 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Emerson
If sda1 is your /boot partition and has actually ext2 filesystem then you can safely ignore this message.
In my case its not sda1, but hda1 and my /boot partition is ext2.

I was getting same warning and I figured out how to solve this. The problem was, that filesystem was created with journaling. I used tune2fs to remove journaling from filesystem like that:
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tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/hda1
And now it boots up nicely. To look, if fs has journaling ( ext fs ) use tune2fs:
Code:
tune2fs -l /dev/partition

Last edited by sueisfine; 05-09-2006 at 02:08 AM.
 
Old 11-18-2006, 09:48 PM   #5
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You're trying to mount ext3 partition as ext2. Try to mount with -t ext3 instead of -t ext2
I have Slackware 11.0, do you know which script boots the / partition. That is my ext3 partition where I am getting this error message. I'd love to check to see what it says.
 
Old 11-19-2006, 01:53 PM   #6
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/ is mounted using data from /etc/fstab. Is that ext3 your /? If so, what does /etc/fstab show?
 
Old 11-19-2006, 07:35 PM   #7
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my /etc/fstab shows ext3. The only possible change that I made that might affect this was upgrading the kernel to 2.6.18. Now I know that is a significant change but it should be able to support ext3 and to answer your question no I did not compile this kernel this is off of slackware 11.0's testing directoryb
 
  


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