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Re: permission denied while trying to create journal file



On Sep 29, 2001  11:12 -0400, John Ruttenberg wrote:
> Something bad must have happened when I first ran e2fstune on my root file
> system.  Now I cannot mount it ext3 and when I try to run tune2fs -j on it, I
> get this error message:
> 
>     permission denied while trying to create journal file
> 
> There is a .journal file in /:
> 
>     [root monster log]# ls -l /.journal
>     -rw-------    1 root     root     33554432 Sep 29 10:21 /.journal
> 
> But dumpe2fs doesn't seem to know about it:
> 
>     Filesystem features:      filetype sparse_super
> 
> What to do?

This is a problem with the 2.4.10 kernel.  Please see the archives for a
solution (it is also supposed to be fixed in 2.4.11-pre1).

Cheers, Andreas
--
Andreas Dilger  \ "If a man ate a pound of pasta and a pound of antipasto,
                 \  would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/               -- Dogbert





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