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Old 04-25-2007, 07:42 PM   #1
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Slack 11 kernel-generic-2.6.17.13 file sys error during bootup


Hi,

EXT2-fs warning (device hda7): ext2_fill_super: mounting ext3 filesystem as ext2
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.

That's the reported error from dmesg.

Machine is an older, a IBM Thinkpad 600E laptop.

During the Slack 11 install, I formatted hda7 as ext3. In fstab hda7 is listed as type ext3

Does the mentioned 2.6.17.13 kernel from /extra have support for ext3? I thought it does but I might be wrong.

What is causing that error message?

Maybe I didn't install the 2.6.17.13 kernel headers package. Could error be caused by this? (BTW I *do* know better than to ever remove the 2.4 kernel headers package).

The laptop runs excellently otherwise. I've (not yet anyways) detected any other problem other than this error message.

Thanks.

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Old 04-25-2007, 07:54 PM   #2
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have you make initrd with ext3 support?
please read INITRD README in /boot to make the initrd
 
Old 04-25-2007, 10:06 PM   #3
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in /boot
Ah, *that's* where that readme is.

I'd looked all over the www mirrors for that readme.

(Hows about having a pointer on the mirrors that points me to my hard drive as in "hey dummy the mkinitrd readme is not here, it's located on your hard drive in the /boot folder".)

I did like the 2nd mkinitrd example in that readme.

And, the error is gone. Works fine.

I had booted it several times with the error. So, I wonder if there is anything else that I need to do? Such as run fsck? (and/or) run what command?

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