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Re: kernel oops



To convert the filesystem back to ext2 you simple need to change ext3 back
to ext2 in your /etc/fstab and reboot. That should be it (from my
understanding).

On Thu, 2 Nov 2000 mgalgoci redhat com wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> This is probably way far unsupported, but here goes:
> 
> I had been running ext3 0.0.3b for a while and found that I wanted to 
> convert back to ext2 so I could still play with 2.4test kernels.
> 
> Here is what I did:
> 
> 	1) boot the machine with kernel args init=/bin/bash
> 
> 	2) run debugfs on the root partition to remove the have_journal
> ext2 feature flag.
> 
> 	3) remount the root filesystem rw as ext2
> 
> Kernel Oopsville at that point. Why does ext3 even bother journaling when
> the filesystem is ro?
> 
> 	4) edit /etc/fstab so that / is ext2
> 
> 	5) sync the disks and reboot.
> 
> 	6) boot the machine with kernel args init=/bin/bash
> 
> 	7) fsck the / partition manually.
> 
> Believe it or not, this worked fine except for the kernel Oops.
> 
> The machine is fine now, running 2.4.0test10 (I'm using it as I type).
> 
> --Matt
> 
> 

-- 

Will Harris <wil redhat com>
Red Hat Inc.

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