mke2fs of the e2fsprogs-package>=1.15 is creating
filesystems with revision level #1 by default.
This revision level is not understood by dump and aborts
dump with "Get a newer version of dump!".
What version of dump are you using? The latest in Raw Hide is
Some information about my system:
$ rpm -q dump e2fsprogs
$ dumpe2fs /dev/hda1 | head
dumpe2fs 1.15, 18-Jul-1999 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09
Filesystem volume name: /boot
Last mounted on: <not available>
Filesystem UUID: ....
Filesystem magic number: 0xEF53
Filesystem revision #: 1 (dynamic) <---- dump accepts only == 0
Filesystem features: sparse_super
Filesystem state: not clean
Errors behavior: Continue
Filesystem OS type: Linux
Inode count: 4016
$ /sbin/dump -0u -f - /dev/hda1
DUMP: Date of this level 0 dump: Thu Sep 9 03:09:45 1999
DUMP: Date of last level 0 dump: the epoch
DUMP: Dumping /dev/hda1 (/boot) to standard output
/dev/hda1: while opening filesystem
Get a newer version of dump!
/dev/hda1 was formated by "mke2fs /dev/hda1"
This has been fixed in the dump currently in Raw Hide.