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Re: ext3fs for kernel 2.4.2?



On Tue, Jul 31, 2001 at 07:49:05PM +0100, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:
> Yes.  I've upgraded several 7.1 boxes to use ext3 by this method.

I forgot one rpm from the list: 

mkinitrd-3.1.5-1.i386.rpm requires filesystem >= 2.1.0, so one needs
filesystem-2.1.3-1.i386.rpm

A kernel-2.4.6-3.1 rpm is in Rawhide now, with the fixes that went into 0.9.4.
But 0.9.4 is so last week.  Cheers Andrew.  :-)

Note: kernel-2.4.6-3.1 differs from kernel-2.4.6-2.4 in that ext3 is built as a
module, so you will need an initrd with jbd.o and ext3.o modules.  The new
mkinitrd will handle this when you install the kernel rpm *if* you already
have ext3 set up on your root filesystem.  (Remember to update lilo.conf if
you weren't previously using an initrd and rerun lilo.)

I haven't looked at the precise logic in mkinitrd (as I already had / mounted
ext3) , but I expect that at a minimum the root fs should have a journal
and /etc/fstab should have ext3 for the filesystem type before
installing the rpm.  In any case, after booting, check /proc/mounts; if
/ isn't mounted ext3, then have a look at /initrd/linuxrc, which should
be loading the modules and specifying ext3 for the root filesystem.

   -Bill Rugolsky

PS: Congratulations Stephen!





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