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Old 05-20-2005, 06:40 AM   #1
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Kubuntu- 2.6.11-1-686 problems (freezes)


I've installed Kubuntu 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog yesterday and I'm having problems with the 2.6.11-1-686 kernels (normal and smp) which I installed via kynaptic.
When booting with either one of the 686-kernels I get an error message during the boot-process:
VFS: Can't find ext3 on hda3

The rest of the boot-process seems normal.
But I don't even use ext3 on hda3.

Here's my /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information. 
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0 
/dev/hda3       /               reiserfs defaults        0       1
/dev/hda2       /boot           reiserfs notail          0       2
/dev/hdb1       /home           reiserfs defaults        0       2 
/dev/hda4       none            swap    sw              0       0 
/dev/hdc        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0 
/dev/hdd        /media/cdrom1   udf,iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0 
/dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0
After a few minutes of using Kubuntu with the 686-kernel it freezes and i'll have to push the reset-button. Then I also get a "Filesystem is NOT clean" message and some more error messages regarding the filesystem during the boot-process. Those are gone when I do a normal reboot with either the 686 or the 2.6.10-5-386.

Someone suggested that it could be due to lvm and reiserfs not working together so I did a
sudo apt-get remove lvm2 lvm10 lvm-common.
However, that didn't fix the ext3 message on bootup.

When doing a normal PC shutdown, I also get a kernel panic with the 686 kernels, none with the 386.

What can be done to fix this ?

My specs are:
P4 3.2GHz 512kb cache HT
Asus P4P800-D
2*512MB DDR ram (Kingston, running in dual-channel, linear mode)
45GB Western Digital 5400rpm
120GB Samsung 7200rpm

Dual-Boot WinXP Pro(hda1 Fat32) and Kubuntu 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog.

Before I switched to Kubuntu I used Fedora Core 3 with the 2.6.11-1.14_FC3-686 (standard and smp) kernel and had no problems at all.
Old 05-20-2005, 08:48 AM   #2
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I've just installed the 2.6.10-5-686-smp via kynaptic and so far it hasn't frozen,
but Opera 8.0 crashes almost every time I open a site.
In bugzilla I've found that the VFS: Can't find EXT3 on dev hda3 message is a minor bug and
shouldn't cause any problems but haven't found anything regarding the freezing yet :/


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