Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 108715
After upgrade to 2.4.20-20.9 I can no longer mount ext3 root
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:03:40 EST
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Description of problem:
Did an rpm -F * in pub/os/linux/redhat/updates/9/en/os/i386/.
This deinstalled the 2.4.20-20.8 ump and smp kernels installed in a new RH9
installation and put only a ump 2.4.20-20.9 kernel in its place. Unfortunately
I now can't boot.
I am using ext3 and grub.
Just trying to boot results in the root fs not being found. The kernel command
line looks for it by label, so I edited the command line to find it by partition
Now I still can't boot, because I am using ext3 and the ext2 support in the new
kernel refuses to mount it, saying that I am using an unsupported ext2 option
(4). This option means that the ext3 fs is unchecked. I can't remember whether
I did an unclean shutdown, but I may have done.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
the ext3 partition should be getting mounted as ext3 if it can load
the ext3 module from the initrd. The fact that it can't suggests
either the initrd didn't get installed, or the bootloader config got
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