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Re: experimental 2.6.19 kernel preview.

On Sun, Jan 07, 2007 at 10:49:32AM -0500, Saikat Guha wrote:
 > On Sat, 2007-01-06 at 23:06 -0500, Dave Jones wrote:
 > > I've been working on a 2.6.19 update for FC6 over the last
 > > few weeks, and it's starting to feel 'almost ready'.
 > > Before I push this out to updates-testing though, I'd rather
 > > have a few people 'kick the tyres' to make sure there's
 > > nothing really silly wrong with these.
 > kernel-2.6.19-1.2905.fc7.x86_64 on booting always drops me into fsck for
 > a non-root USB disk [0] that is formatted as an ext3 volume and mounted
 > from fstab as ext3. Incidentally, I just noticed that the partition type
 > as reported by fdisk is still W95FAT(LBA). The fsck error is that it
 > cannot find the superblock. Manually giving the alternate block
 > locations doesn't help. dmesg output is lost since the boot process
 > doesn't complete and I am afraid of forcing it through incase it results
 > in any FS corruption on the USB disk (which works on other kernels).
 > The same setup works flawlessly on 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6.x86_64, finds the
 > superblocks and mounts the disk at boot time without reporting any
 > errors.
 > Do let me know if there are any relatively safe things I can do with
 > 2.6.19 that'll help diagnose the problem better.
 > [0] Bus 002 Device 005: ID 1058:0900 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. 

Hmm, odd.  Pete, any ideas?

wait, this is an fc7 kernel (which is really 2.6.20rc3).
This should have been in another thread.



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