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Re: kernel oops



Nope. Not if you want to use a kernel that lacks ext3 support.

On Fri, Nov 03, 2000 at 05:05:16PM -0500, Wil Harris wrote:
> 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
> > 
> > 
> 
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> 
> Will Harris <wil redhat com>
> Red Hat Inc.
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