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Old 11-15-2005, 07:36 AM   #1
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Ext3 File-system down after adding LVM physical device


This is the situation:

I moved /dev/hda with SuSE 9.0 on ext2 to /dev/hdc and put in a new 250 GB /dev/hda. On this I installed SuSE 10 on ext3 on LVM (except for / and /boot).

The new system worked all right "out of the box", the old one booted again after I edited its /etc/fstab.

Then I added a new partition (/dev/hda9). Since YAST failed to comply and did not add a new physical volume, I used fdisk to create the partition and then YAST to add /dev/hda9 to the volumegroup
"system".

Everything works fine on SuSE 10 (I copied the 5 CDs into the new partition and installed from there). When I now try to boot SuSE 9.0 I get during boot up the error
Code:
fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/systm/home 
 <- the LVM volumegroup

/dev/systm/home: the superblock could not be read or does not describe 
a correct ext2 file system. If the device is valid and it contains a ext2 file 
system the superblock is corrupt.

fsck.ext3 failed (status 0x8) Run manually
I then edited the /etc/fstab for old SuSE 9.0, putting a hash in front of the line
Code:
/dev/system/home       /home     ext3     acl,user_xattr     1  2
To no avail. Any ideas what happened and what I could do here? How would I find out whether old SuSE has loaded her LVM module and how could I add it under the circumstances (broken off boot)?

Last edited by JZL240I-U; 11-15-2005 at 07:50 AM.
 
Old 11-17-2005, 10:27 AM   #2
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Hmm... system or systm?

Could it be...?

Anyhow, boot from a LiveCD and have a look around. It could be a simple "finger check." (tpyo..)
 
Old 11-21-2005, 06:46 AM   #3
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Hmm... system or systm?

Could it be...?
Regrettably no. I had no chance to copy/paste the error message, so I typed by hand thus the typo .

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Anyhow, boot from a LiveCD and have a look around. It could be a simple "finger check." (tpyo..)
No it is not. In the meantime I found out that this is the problem of mounting an ext3 on LVM system by an older system's ext2 /etc/fstab. I'll probably open a new thread with a better header ... thanks for your help.

<edit> To be more precise, SuSE 9.0pro uses LVM 1.x and SuSE 10 comes with LVM 2.0. Since LVM 1.x is not upward-compatible to LVM 2.0, I'd have to upgrade old SuSE 9.0pro which is simply not worth the pain, since I have both systems up and running anyhow...

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