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Old 06-16-2003, 11:08 PM   #1
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Boot Warning Message

I have Mandrake 9.1. When booting i get the following in the middle of the process:
Freeing initrd memory: 46k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Mounted devfs on /dev
EXT2-fs warning (device ide0(3,5)): ext2_read_super: mounting ext3 filesystem as ext2

Mounted devfs on /dev
Freeing unused kernel memory: 136k freed

I converted my partitions \, \home, and \public to ext3 because i wanted to run journalized. Then this warning shows up. Everything is working fine. But I wish to understand better and configure so I do not get this warning.

Can anyone help?
Old 06-16-2003, 11:19 PM   #2
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The problem is u are trying to mount ext3 file system as ext2. Check ur fstab settings.

Old 06-16-2003, 11:56 PM   #3
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Here is fstab:

/dev/hda5 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda7 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdc,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0,defaults 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda8 /public ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
Old 06-17-2003, 01:51 AM   #4
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is /dev/hda** really ext3 ?
Old 06-18-2003, 01:23 AM   #5
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Well I have verified that the three partitions have been journalized. I did find a blurb on redhat site that says that you must boot from initrd. That you must run mkinitrd so that initrd knows what to do from the fstab file. I will try this.
Old 06-18-2003, 01:54 AM   #6
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Do you have ext3 support compiled in to your kernel? If not, it'll mount ext3 as ext2. It won't work to have ext3 support built as a module because that module resides on the ext3 filesystem which you are unable to mount because the module isn't loaded into the kernel because it's on the ext3 filesystem. . .
Old 06-18-2003, 02:15 AM   #7
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Good News. It was the initrd. After converting to ext3 and editing fstab you have to create a new initrd using mkinitrd. mkinitrd looks at fstab to create the initd image that is used to boot. I had the old initrd.img file that was set up to boot the root file system as ext2 instaed of ext3. Thanks everyone for input. Your ideas prompted me along.


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