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Re: call for brave ext4 testers in F9, with caveats



David G. Mackay wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-02-10 at 15:46 -0500, Clyde Kunkel wrote:
>> Ext4-fs: dm-3: not marked OK to use with test code
>> Mount:  error mounting /dev/root on /sysroot as ext4dev: Invalid argument
>>
>> Is there something I can tell mkinitrd to get by this?
>>
>> Or, if I boot with the working ext4 initrd can I run:
>>
>> With e2fsprogs 1.40.5 from rawhide:
>>
>> # debugfs -w /dev/VolGroup00/fedora9
>> debugfs 1.40.5 (27-Jan-2008)
>> debugfs:  set_super_value s_flags 4
>> debugfs:  quit
> 
> I'm having this problem after installing the 2.6.24.1-26.fc9 kernel.
> Attempting to run debugfs on either /dev/sda2
> or /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 gives me a message about a bad magic number
> in the superblock, 

if it's older debugfs it might not open it.

> so I've been reluctant to go further.  However, if
> you think it would be helpful, Eric, I'll do it.  It is, after all, just
> a VM.

do you have e2fsprogs-1.40.5?  It should be able to update the fs in
this manner, and you'll be fine.

Note this isn't really a bug, it's just a new check put into place which
required some kernel/e2fsprogs synchronization... it is rawhide after all ;)

Thanks,
-Eric


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