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Re: painted into a corner

On Sun 19 Aug 2018 at 15:40:55 (-0400), Gene Heskett wrote:
> Greetings all;
> I just installed stretch to a fresh 2T HD. letting it autopartition and 
> format for separate /, swap, /var and /home partitions. But I didn't let 
> it overwrite the grub on the 1st drive it was/is  booting wheezy from.
> I figured I'd mount it to wheezy and copy over my personal stuff, like an 
> email corpus well over 15GB reaching back to 2002.
> But I can't mount much of the drive, / is all that will actually mount, 
> because the 2 versions of ext4 are incompatible, nearly all the mount 
> and e2tools can't touch the installers ext4 file systems.
> For instance, its not mounted:
> gene@coyote:~$ e2fsck /dev/sdb8
> e2fsck 1.42.5 (29-Jul-2012)
> /dev/sdb8 has unsupported feature(s): metadata_csum
> e2fsck: Get a newer version of e2fsck!
> And of course whats installed to wheezy is the latest available wheezy 
> version of e2fsck.
> Whats the recommended way to do these mounts so I can maintain as much 
> continuity as possible?

Can you not run your stretch installation then? In a new system, I'd
mount the old wheezy disk(s) and pull the files across. Leaving the
wheezy mount there makes it easy to look back at the old system in
case you forget a file or just want to see how you used to do a
particular something.


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