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Re: Bug#985463: debian-installer: kernel complains about /boot partition in LVM install (ext2 filesystem being mounted at /boot supports timestamps until 2038)

On Thu, 18 Mar 2021 17:10:45 +0100
Laurent Bonnaud <L.Bonnaud@laposte.net> wrote:

> I did a test installation using debian-testing-amd64-netinst.iso from
> 2021-03-15 (Debian bullseye/11), chose the LVM option, and noticed
> that once the system is installed and boots, the kernel complains
> with this message:
>    ext2 filesystem being mounted at /boot supports timestamps until
> 2038 (0x7fffffff)
> This is not fatal, but is ugly and most people would prefer a system
> without this message.
> The problem comes from the fact that the boot partition is created as
> ext2 with 128 bytes inodes.

How much memory does the computer have? On my FIT-PCs, using the same
installer (but with firmware), I see that debian installer (d-i) goes
to ext2 rather than ext4. They have 228Mi of physical memory. On my IBM
R51, with 1.2Gi of physical memory, I do not see this; I get ext4.

I do not see anything like the timestamps error message you showed
above, and I don't know how to check the size of my inodes.

But my work-around is to upgrade from ext2 to ext4, like so:

tune2fs -O extent,huge_file,flex_bg,dir_nlink,extra_isize,has_journal\

N.b.: Apparently on an upgrade like this, we can't do metadata_csum or

I don't know if it will solve your problem, but you are welcome to try

Does anybody read signatures any more?


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