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SubjectRe: Unresponiveness of 2.4.16 revisited
> > > ok, I doubled checked things. It seems mounting an ext3 filesystem as
> > > ext2 is somewhat a myth. If the kernel supports ext3 it still mounts it
> > > as ext3 even if /etc/fstab says ext2.
> >
> > really on other partitions than root-fs ?
> >
> > --
> > Oktay Akbal
>
> I am not positive about mounting non-root filesystems. I would suspect
> it is just a problem with root filesystems.

Why do you think that fstab matters for root-fs ? root-fs needs to be
mounted to read fstab. So autodetection must be done for root-fs.
And if the fs has a journal it is ext3. If you do not want that behaviour
you might use a option to lilo, but I don't know of any option to specify
the root-fs-tyoe. Or you need to use an initrd to mount explicit as ext2
and pivot-root it to / ?

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Oktay Akbal

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