Strange message at bootup
I am running Slackware 10.1 on my system. I had trouble booting up yesterday and the problem was resolved thanks to the help given by members of this forum.
Now I notice that during the boot up process the following output is generated -
I hope that the learned members of this forum can help me unravel this mystery.
It looks like the ext3 journal might be corrupt. Check the man pages for ext3 (man -k ext3) for several programs that should help you out.
Perhaps what you did the other day to restore the system cause the problem. From the messages you posted I'd guess that rebuilding the journal or just converting the, now, ext2 filesystem to ext3 would fix things.
It seems to be related to the kernel. When I boot into 2.4.9 kernel, the message is not displayed. Only when I boot into 2.6.10, that I get the error messages.
did you compile that 2.6 kernel yourself ?
looks like it's missing support for the ext3 filesystem.
(...and mounts it as ext2 because of that).
No, this kernel is available in the testing folder of the Slackware 10.1 2nd CD.
I just installed it using installpkg like this -
$mkinitrd -c -k 2.6.10 -m ext3
then made the relevant changes to lilo.conf and ran lilo.
So now do I have to compile the kernel again for ext3 support?
if i'm not mistaken, you must use -m jdb:ext3 or jbd:ext3 to support ext3 for your initrd (please see README in /boot for more information about the correct modules about jbd or jdb. It's described there clearly)
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