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Re: ext3 root partition with kernel-image packages

On 6 May 2002, Jeff Carr wrote:

> On Sun, 2002-05-05 at 13:32, Paul Hedderly wrote:
> > I think it's the order that that kernel tries the filesystems it knows
> > about... if it tries ext2 before ext3, and ext2 says - oh yes I know
> > about this one... ext3 will never get a chance to try!
> >
> My default install of woody doesn't have a /etc/filesystems file. Is it
> the debian default to not make one? /etc/filesystems is one of the ways
> mount decides what filesystem types to try. I think most other dists
> include one. So if you put:
> ext3
> ext2
> vfat
> in that file, mount will always try those first in that order. Read the
> mount man page for more info.
> Jeff

Only that it's not mount that's mounting the rootfs, but the kernel.

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