Bug#475561: linux-image-2.6.24-1-486 fails to mount ext3
On Mon, 12 May 2008, Juergen Kosel wrote:
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> > On Fri, 11 Apr 2008, Juergen Kosel wrote:
> >> Package: linux-image-2.6.24-1-486
> >> Version: 2.6.24-5
> >> Severity: important
> > how is 2.6.25 doing.
> except that the output is formated different, itz behaves the same: It
> fails to mount the disk.
> >> Hello,
> >> the kernel linux-image-2.6.24-1-486 fails to mount the ext3 rootfs
> >> on a (dino) laptop "Compac Amada 4120".
> >> The output shortly before the kernel panic is the following:
> >> "
> >> JBD: novalid journal superblock found
> >> EXT3-fs: error loading journal
> >> mount: Mounting /dev/hda1 on /root failed: Invalid argument
> >> "
> >> After this the laptop needs to be powercycled. Otherwise even grub
> >> fails to access the hard disk.
> >> The corresponding output of the currently running kernel 2.6.22 is
> >> the following:
> > at a quick look i'd consider to backup your data and to invest into
> > a new disk. yours seems dying.
> This disk belongs to a _very_ old Laptop (> 10 years) which used only
> for testing purposes. I don't worry if it doesn't run anymore.
> So if this is the only one with this problem you could close the bug.
> I only found it suspicious that the older kernel versions can use the
> hard disk but not the new ones.
hmmm guess not many testers then ;)
could you please file a bug report upstream bugzilla.kernel.org
the ide maintainer is quite active and they'll sort if that is
really an hardware failure or just an wrong assumption in ide.
post their lspci -vv and dmesg
please let us know the upstream bug number so that we can mark it
thanks a lot.