Re: ext3 root partition with kernel-image packages
On Fri, 3 May 2002 15:20, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > > Change type to ext3 in /etc/fstab
> > /etc/fstab is on the root file system. Therefore it's impossible for
> > the contents of /etc/fstab to influence the root mount process unless
> > somehow the boot loader takes note of it.
> To me this is what I thought initially. Remember boot process mount
> root partition as RO and run fsck on it. Appearently, fsck actually run
> program fsck.* based on /etc/fstab entry. Thus stupid fsck.ext3,ext2
> symlink (Yes it looks like it is better to be symlink) is needed. So
> above message is not completely correct. If fsck is successful, it
> remounts as RW.
"mount -o remount" does not allow you to change the file system type. It
doesn't refuse the option or give a warning message, it just quietly ignores
This is hardly surprising, as it's not possible to truely umount a file
system with open files (/bin/mount is the file in question).
> I thought loading modules ext3 and ext2 in this order and mounting ext3
> enabled root file system gave me ext3 system. My /proc/mounts:
I suspect that something has changed in recent e2fsprogs which affects this,
I can't reproduce the problem I had before and the changelog in e2fsprogs is
useless for such things (upstream changelog that is).
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