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Re: ext3 and Kernel 2.4.18

On 02 Jul 2003 17:32:18 -0500
Shyamal Prasad <shyamal.prasad@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

>  You are mistaken about this (and it is a common misconception).
>  If you use an initrd image, like the Debian 2.4.x kernels do, you
>  can build ext3 as a module and boot a machine with an ext3 root
>  file system.
>  The 2.4.18-{arch} kernels all include ext3 as a module, and you
>  can use this to load an ext3 root partition. It works out of the
>  box, no extra magic is required. 
>  I have some recollection of a bug in the bf24 kernel image in
>  Woody that caused the ext3 module to not load before ext2, but
>  all the other images do work (-k7 and -686 certainly do in my own
>  experience).


Well, in any case this was positive. I've read the initrd part of
the kernel howto and learnt something new! =)
(I have to confess that I don't compile the kernel in the Debian
way... yeah, I know, I'll rot in Hell!!! :P)

Tough, I have to apologize to Adam Gent: SORRY!


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