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Re: Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs

In article <[🔎] 20021206045426.GA22017@ursine>, Paul Johnson wrote:
> Wait, are you trying to boot a kernel that doesn't have ext3 compiled
> in on a system whose /etc/fstab specifies the / partition as being
> ext3?

Nope, ext2/ext3 have been included in the vmlinuz-image all along.

I'll throw in another question here:

from /etc/fstab:
/dev/hdc6	/		ext2	errors=remount-ro	0	1

from dmesg:
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly.
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on ide1(22,6), internal journal

I know I initially created / as an ext2 partition, and I can't recall having
converted it to ext3 (though I could be wrong, I've certainly thought about
it, I just can't recall having actually done it yet), I also just tried

adriot3:~# mount -v -t ext3 -o remount /dev/hdc6 /
/dev/hdc6 on / type ext3 (rw)
adriot3:~# mount
/dev/hdc6 on / type ext2 (rw)

So why the mount as EXT3 while booting?

Anyway, I've now got 2.4.20, plus the patches I wanted, up and running fine,
and hopefully this won't be an issue again. It was probably some silly
mistake on my part.

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