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Old 10-06-2003, 11:24 AM   #1
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Ext3 error in kernel

I did compiled the kernel linux-2.4.21 and installed the grub

everything worked fine

now when i boot into my linux the kernel says
could not mount ext3 partition

your kernel does not support this filetype

thus i did mounted it as ext2 and it did mounted and booted successfully

plz tell me how should i make my kernel ext3 compatible

my host rehat8.0 linux-2.4.18-14 is supporting ext3 and i have formatted everything on the ext3 filesystem

plz help me
Old 10-06-2003, 05:26 PM   #2
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You need to do:

make menuconfig

and make sure the ext3 filesystem is built in to the kernel, and not as a module.

You will find this in the "file systems" category, and it is called "Ext3 journalling file system support". DON'T configure it as a module, because the kernel needs to read the filesystem to find the module and if the filesystem driver is a module get the picture.

After configuring, make sure you save your changes, do:

make dep
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install

and copy the newly compiled kernel to /boot. Remember to update lilo or grub, then reboot and you should be ok.

Hope that helps.



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