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SubjectRe: 2.4.20-pre1-ac1: Filesystem panic attempting to mount ext3
Alex Riesen <> writes:

> Hello,
> the problem appeared on the first partition of an ide
> IBM-DHEA-36481 with one fat partition on it. I repartioned
> the device (4 primaries) and "mke2fs -j" three of them.


> Umount produced something as well:
> Sep 1 08:47:54 steel kernel: FAT: Did not find valid FSINFO signature.
> Sep 1 08:47:54 steel kernel: Found signature1 0x0 signature2 0x0 sector=1.
> Assuming that some garbage was left on the disk event after mke2fs,
> i did "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hdd1 bs=512", which cured the problem,
> after being followed by mke2fs.

It's problem of fatfs, and I think it's fixed in 2.5 series. I'll try
to back porting the part of fatfs of 2.5 series.
OGAWA Hirofumi <>
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