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gino_rotormind
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:55 am    Post subject: Filesystem booting problems Reply with quote

I have started to get a strange error message when my powerbook boots up (it is runnig 2.6.10 with udev) of the following form:
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EXT2-fs warning (device hda11): ext2_fill_super: mounting ext3 filesystem as ext2


I have had this message for a while now but never though much of it as it wasn't causing any serious headaches. Until recently that is. Now every 2nd or 3rd time i reboot the machine, I have to run e2fsck on hda11 and restart before it will successfully boot (as you have probably guessed hda11 is my root partition). This is becomming annoying and worrisome. The e2fsck requires that I fix many errors, regarding wrong number of inodes and such. I have changed my fstab so as to boot this partition as purely ext2 but that has no effect on the message. Since I have not reinstalled this machine for over a year now I cannot remember what filesystem type (ext2 or ext3) hda11 actually has on it so any suggestions as to a program which can tell me this would be a good start.

None of the other partitions have any problems so I am hazarding a guess that it is not a hardware problem (if it is it will be the second replacement harddisk for me).

the lost+found directory contains a number of directories all beginning with '#'. all of these directories contain of files with seemingly random names. These are related to the journalling of ext3 I believe. However, following each file is a file with the same name with .stderr following it. I am not sure whether these are sockets or not?? Am I safe to delete things in lost+found?? If I recall correctly it is these files that the e2fsck wants to recover or create but I can't be sure.

anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated as I don't like having to e2fsck every second time I boot and haven't been able to find anyone with this problem elsewhere on the forums.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Post the output of "cat /etc/fstab" and a 'p' in "fdisk /dev/hda".
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 6:42 pm    Post subject: same boot problem Reply with quote

I also receive the same error as gino_rotormind, ext3 filesystem getting loaded as ext2. I also have to run e2fsck often.

This is the output of my fstab:
/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 noauto,noatime 1 2
/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1
/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,user 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /migshare ext3 noatime 0 1

none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0

This is the output of fdisk hda:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 5 40131 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 6 37 257040 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda3 38 1247 9719325 83 Linux

I also believe ext3 is built into the kernel. Result of cat /proc/filesystems:
nodev rootfs
nodev bdev
nodev proc
nodev sockfs
nodev tmpfs
nodev shm
nodev pipefs
ext2
nodev ramfs
iso9660
nodev devfs
nodev autofs
reiserfs
nodev devpts
ext3
nodev usbdevfs
nodev usbfs

Any idea on how what is wrong?
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gino_rotormind
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:42 pm    Post subject: The output requested Reply with quote

My fstab is as follows:

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/dev/hda11 / ext2 notatime 0 1
/dev/hda12 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hda13 /var ext3 noatime 0 0
/dev/hda14 /tmp ext3 noexec,nosuid,nodev,noatime 0 0
/dev/hda15 /usr ext3 noatime 0 0
/dev/hda16 /home ext3 noatime 0 0
/dev/hda17 /opt ext3 noatime 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs deafults 0 0
# the other are added by udev I believe
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
none /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda10 /media/idedisk hfsplus noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/hda1 /media/idedisk1 hfs noauto user,exec 0 0
/dev/sr0 /media/cdrw_dvdr auto noauto,usr,exec,ro 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrecorder auto exec,user,noauto,managed 0 0


The output of mac-fdisk /dev/hda is:
Code:

/dev/hda1 Apple_Bootstrap bootstrap 1600 @ 39077200 800.0k NewWorld bootblock
/dev/hda2 Apple_partition_map Apple 63 @ 1 31.5k Partition Map
/dev/hda3 Apple_Driver43 Macintoch 56 @ 64 28.0k Driver 4.3
/dev/hda4 Apple_Driver43 Macintosh 56 @ 120 28.0k Driver 4.3
/dev/hda5 Apple_Driver_ATA Macintosh 56 @ 176 28.0k Unknown
/dev/hda6 Apple_Driver_ATA Macintosh 56 @ 232 28.0k Unknown
/dev/hda7 Apple_FWDriver Macintosh 512 @ 288 256.0k Unknown
/dev/hda8 Apple_Driver_IOKit Macintosh 512 @ 800 256.0k Unknown
/dev/hda9 Apple_Patches Patch Partition 512 @ 1312 256.0k Unknown
/dev/hda10 Apple_HFS MacOSX 39075376 @ 1824 18.6G HFS
/dev/hda11 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 root 2097152 @ 309078800 1.0G Linux Native
/dev/hda12 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap 2097152 @ 41175952 1.0G Linux Swap
/dev/hda13 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 var 8388608 @ 43273104 4.0G Linux Native
/dev/hda14 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 tmp 8388608 @ 51661712 4.0G Linux Native
/dev/hda15 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 usr 41943040 @ 60050320 20.0G Linux Native
/dev/hda16 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 home 41943040 @ 101993360 20.0G Linux Native
/dev/hda17 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 opt 12365088 @ 1439356400 5.9G Linux Native


The output of cat /proc/filesystems is:
Code:

nodev sysfs
nodev rootfs
nodev bdev
nodev proc
nodev sockfs
nodev pipefs
nodev futexfs
nodev tmpfs
nodev eventpollfs
nodev devpts
          ext2
nodev ramfs
          iso9660
          udf
nodev mqueue
          romfs
          msdos
          vfat
          ntfs
          hfs
          hfsplus
nodev smbfs
          ext3
nodev binfmt_misc
nodev usbfs


Hopefully this information helps anyone out there identify the problem I am having. Additionally, if anyone knows of a tools that is good at checking for damaged hardware i.e. bad blocks and this sort of this that may also provide useful information.

again, thanks in advance
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