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Re: ext3 filesystems - changes ??



On 04/12/2010 09:03 PM, Jeremy Dawson wrote:
> 
> I hope this is a suitable forum for this question.
> 
> I have RedHat9 installed on one partition.
> 
> I have just installed Ubuntu 9.10 on another partition.  When I had a 
> choice in the installation procedure, I chose ext3 (since I understood 
> that the RedHat partitions are ext3).
> 
> Now I can mount the RedHat9 partitions from ubuntu, but trying to mount 
> the Ubuntu partitions from RedHat produces an uninformative error message.
> 
> Why could this be ? Are there different variants of ext3 ?

to some degree yes, there are some ext3 features which older kernels may
not mount.

dmesg likely tells you -something- about the problem - including the
error message is always helpful, even if it's uninformative to you :)

(the generic mount failure message is generally worthless, but the
kernel should say something)

-Eric

> Thanks for any help
> 
> Jeremy
> 
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