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Re: [linux-lvm] ext3 slash



On Fri, 2003-06-06 at 09:46, Heinz J . Mauelshagen wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 09:34:37AM +0100, Geoff Dolman wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > I have installed a machine with a /boot in a normal partition and all
> > other partitions including / on ext3 logical volumes.
> > (Red Hat 9/lvm 1.0.3).
> > 
> > I want to snapshot dump these partitions but I didn't realise at the
> > time of the install that I would have to patch the kernel to be able to
> > do this with ext3 filing systems.
> > I don't want to have to do this so I migrated the partitions to ext2
> > using tune2fs and changed fstab.
> > 
> > In the case of / and /var I booted into rescue mode from cd to run
> > tune2fs against those volumes read-only.
> > 
> > When I rebooted the machine I got a panic because there was no journal
> > found on /. Rebooting into rescue mode and restoring the journal on
> > slash cures this problem.
> > 
> > How can I change the slash volume from ext3 to ext2? As I mentioned I
> > edited fstab so there must be some other record somewhere telling the
> > kernel that slash is ext3 but what? Do I need to make a new initrd.img?
> 
> Check if your lilo/grub entry contains a "rootfstype=" entry and change that
> if it says ext3.
> 


No - unfortunately not - all I have is

title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-18.9smp)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-18.9smp ro root=/dev/Volume00/slash
        initrd /initrd-2.4.20-18.9smp.img

and a similar entry for UP.

> > 
> > Many thanks
> > -- 
> > Geoff Dolman <geoff dolman cimr cam ac uk>
> > 
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> > read the LVM HOW-TO at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/
-- 
Geoff Dolman <geoff dolman cimr cam ac uk>



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