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> Hello,

> I just need a little clarification regarding applying the ext3 patch 
> to the latest kernel.
> I have 2.4.7-10 that came with RH 7.2.
> I have ext3 running.
> I need to upgrade those (to get some USB device working).

> So I got the latest kernel, 2.4.14, patched it with the ext3-2.4-
>0.9.15-2414 patch, picked ext3 from 'make xconfig', built the 
> kernel, but the new stuff in /boot, etc., however when I reboot I 
>still see a message saying that this kernel does not support ext3.

>Do I have to run tune2fs -j /dev/hdXX even though I had ext3 there 
>before? /etc/fstab indicates ext3, as well.

>Well, I tried it anyway:
># tune2fs -j /dev/hda5
>tune2fs 1.23, 15-Aug-2001 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09
>The filesystem already has a journal.

> So, I'm wondering how come I can't get the kernel to support ext3 
>FS, basically :)

>Does anyone (not) see a missing step?

ext3 as a module or built in the kernel? if you want to use it as a 
module, then you need to enable support for an initial ramdisk 
(initrd) and build a proper initrd (i.e. mkinitrd -v /boot/initrd-
2.4.14.img 2.4.14)


Hope this helps.

Robinson Maureira Castillo

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