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SubjectRe: 2.4.20-pre1-ac1: Filesystem panic attempting to mount ext3
Stephen C. Tweedie, Mon, Sep 02, 2002 12:38:34 +0200:
> Hi,
>
> On Sun, Sep 01, 2002 at 09:13:27AM +0200, Alex Riesen wrote:
>
> > 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.
> >
> > Than i tried to mount the newly created filesystems and got
> > this in syslog:
> >
> > Sep 1 08:47:32 steel kernel: FAT: Did not find valid FSINFO signature.
>
> Which version of e2fsprogs?

mke2fs 1.27 (8-Mar-2002)

> > 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.
>
> mke2fs from older versions of e2fsprogs didn't clear out all the
> filesystem and md signatures on a new filesystem.
>
> The right way to avoid this is to tell the kernel to mount the fs as
> ext2 or ext3 explicitly, not to rely on the fs-type autodetection in
> mount().

This works, too. Anyway, not an issue anymore

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