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Old 12-20-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
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Cannot boot with ext4


Hello,

I installed 14.0 with a ext4 partition and lilo on the root partition.

After that I pointed Easybsd to where lilo can be found.
But after booting it's stops with this message :

ext3fs (sda1) Error: could not mount because of unsupported options.

I verified the downloaded iso and it's allright. The md5sum's are correct.

Roelof
 
Old 12-20-2013, 02:34 PM   #2
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Please show your /etc/fstab, /etc/lilo.conf. Also which kernel do you use? To boot your installed system, boot from installation media, then after "boot:>" line type:
Code:
root=/dev/sda1 rdinit= ro
where /dev/sda1 is your root partition, and then press Enter. If it's does not work, you can execute a chroot into installed system:
First, boot from installation media, log in as root and then:
Code:
# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
# for i in dev proc sys ; do mount --bind "$i" "/mnt/$i"; done
# chroot /mnt
# cat /etc/fstab
# cat /etc/lilo.conf
# ls -l /var/log/packages/kernel*

Last edited by yars; 12-20-2013 at 02:35 PM.
 
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:27 PM   #3
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Hello,

I have wrote them on paper.

fstab :
Code:
/dev/sda1    /             ext4 defaults       1   1 
/dev/fdo     /mnt/floppy   auto noauto, owner  0   0 
devpts       /dev/pts      devpts              0   0 
proc         /dev/proc     proc defaults       0   0
relavant part of lilo.conf
Code:
image  /boot/vmlinuz
       root=/dev/sda1
       label=Linux 
       readonly
kernelversion : 3.2.29

Roelof
 
Old 12-20-2013, 07:28 PM   #4
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Your kernel is kernel-huge* package? Please check for this and also check for that kernel-modules package is in accord to the kernel package, i.e:
Code:
# ls -1 /var/log/packages/kernel-{huge,modules}-smp*
/var/log/packages/kernel-huge-smp-3.2.29_smp-i686-1
/var/log/packages/kernel-modules-smp-3.2.29_smp-i686-1
That's used on my 14.0 system. Also, maybe the your HDD is partitioned or formatted incorrectly? Please show:
Code:
# fdisk -l
# file -s /dev/sda
# file -s /dev/sda1
About
Code:
ext3fs (sda1) Error: could not mount because of unsupported options.
It's okay, i think the kernel tries to find a suitable module for filesystem. On my system I have:
Code:
[    1.725206] EXT3-fs (sda2): error: couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (240)
[    1.727182] EXT2-fs (sda2): error: couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (240)
[    1.748328] EXT4-fs (sda2): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
As you see, I use the ext4 filesystem.

Last edited by yars; 12-20-2013 at 07:42 PM.
 
Old 12-21-2013, 03:21 AM   #5
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Hello,

The file -s does not work on the install disk.

I noticed that first it seems to be stuck at checking for RAID arrays.
Then when it goes on I see the first, sometimes the second line ext2, ext3 but that took also ages.
Is there a way I can tell lilo not to check Raid and that the rootfs is ext4.

Wierdest thing is that 14.1 has not that problem.It boots very fine but then I cannot install Dropline Gnome.
The version is not released yet and I have no idea when that happens.

Roelof
 
Old 12-21-2013, 10:18 PM   #6
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Hello,
Lilo does not support access to the kernel as a file on a filesystem at boot time, he does not depend on a filesystem. Lilo looks for kernel image on a first 0...1023 cylinders.
Can you provide a photo of screen when boot process is stopped? Currently I have no any ideas, sorry for that.
UPD: But you can make a 'file -s something' to work on the install disk with following commands:
Code:
# mkdir -p /mnt/dvd # just in case, by default /mnt/dvd is exist (but I could be wrong) 
# mount -r /dev/sr0 /mnt/dvd # that is boot device that contain a boot media
# installpkg /mnt/dvd/slackware/a/file*txz

Last edited by yars; 12-21-2013 at 10:43 PM.
 
Old 12-21-2013, 11:24 PM   #7
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I hope the '/dev/fdo' in your fstab is a typo ...
I have seen strange behaviour with typo's there ...
 
Old 12-22-2013, 12:21 AM   #8
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Quote:
I hope the '/dev/fdo' in your fstab is a typo ...
Maybe. But, this is a floppy. If you have a floppy drive then it's normal, otherwise you can comment out this line. But yes, between parameters auto, noauto the spacebar is not needed. But charlie_lab says he copied from the paper.

Last edited by yars; 12-22-2013 at 12:23 AM.
 
Old 12-22-2013, 12:42 AM   #9
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I was speaking of /dev/fdo instead of the correct /dev/fd0
And yes, I know its a floppy, but it comes immediate after the entry for sda1 ... it might have caused errors when reading through the fstab
 
Old 12-22-2013, 08:13 AM   #10
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This one can be closed. Im giving up on it. It takes to many time.

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Old 12-24-2013, 01:05 AM   #11
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ext3fs (sda1) Error: could not mount because of unsupported options.
May be ext3 is expected instead of ext4?
 
Old 12-24-2013, 06:35 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charlie_lab View Post
After that I pointed Easybsd to where lilo can be found.
But after booting it's stops with this message :

Do you mean Easybsd, the script to manage post installation of FreeBSD or EasyBCD the Windows utility to manage the Windows bootloader?

Anyway, it seems that Slackware is not the sole OS in your PC. Could you please describe what OS are installed and how Slackware is supposed to be booted?

If you have a dual-boot Windows 7/Vista - Slackware, you should consider reading this tutorial from Alien's Bob: Adding-linux-to-the-windows7-boot-menu/
 
Old 12-24-2013, 09:18 AM   #13
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I don't think easybsd will boot ext4 will have to use ext3 partition.
 
  


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