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Re: Netwinder and ext3 confusion

On Thu, 2002-03-07 at 03:45, Ti Leggett wrote:
> I have an ARM netwinder running debian woody. The root (and only fs),
> /dev/hda1, is an ext3 fs. Everything was working nicely until I had to
> hard reboot the machine (read - power cycle it). Now, the netwinder
> flash rom won't boot to /dev/hda1 because it says it can't find a valid
> ext2 filesystem. I imagine this is because the ext3 fs is dirty, but it
> still should look like an ext2 fs to the boot rom.

That's right.  Non-journal-aware machines are prevented from mounting
unclean ext3 filesystems because they would destroy them otherwise. 

You need to create an ext2 partition for the boot ROM to use.  This can
be mounted readonly so it won't ever become dirty and require fsck.  You
only need to remount it read/write when you upgrade the kernel.


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