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Post-kernel upgrade: ext3 not supported by kernel?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mitu, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. mitu

    mitu Member

    Jul 16, 2004
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    I completed a kernel upgrade to 2.4.31 (with grsec) yesterday. (My OS is RH9). However, this resulted in the system not being bootable, as I had unfortunately forgotten to mount my boot partition first.

    The lovely folk at LayeredTech got my system back up and running from the new kernel by temporarily booting from (hd01,boot)/boot/ , though I still need to mount my boot partition, obviously.

    I tried issuing the command: mount /dev/hda1 /boot, though this returns the error:

    mount: fs type ext3 not supported by kernel

    Indeed, on checking, it seems that ext3 support isn't indeed available.

    I used my old kernel config (2.4.27) in configuring the new one, and ext3 support was not enabled in my old kernel, and thus it is not enabled in my new kernel either. ext2 support however, is indeed enabled.

    Any ideas on what I can do, short of recompiling the kernel with ext3 support? Is it really needed, or can I continue and somehow do this with ext2? (I'm aware that ext3 is basically ext2, but with journalling support, is that correct?)

    In case it helps, here is my /etc/fstab:

    LABEL=/                 /                       ext3    defaults,usrquota        1 1
    LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
    none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
    none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
    none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
    /dev/hda3               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
    /dev/tmpMnt             /tmp                    ext2    loop,noexec,nosuid,rw  0 0

    Any help or advice on what I can do to successfully mount my boot partition and get a properly booting kernel would be very much appreciated! Thanks in advance!

    (I've crossposted this from WHT, in case anyone here can help!)

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