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Re: painted into a corner

On Sun, Aug 19, 2018 at 03:40:55PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
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.

If you unmounted cleanly you don't need fsck. Install a newer kernel from wheezy backports and it should mount fine.
Mike Stone

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