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SubjectRe: 2.5.69-mm9
Alistair J Strachan <alistair@devzero.co.uk> wrote:
>
>
> These changes don't even get to login for me. I changed the mm9 command line
> to include init=/bin/sh and got to a prompt. I was able to reproduce an
> enormous number of oopses by issuing:
>
> mount -o remount,rw /
>
> I tried to log it with klogd pointed to a different partition (vfat) but the
> problem segfaults klogd before it commits anything to disc. I'll probably try
> to do it via serial console this evening if nobody else can reproduce this.

It sounds like that would be a useful course of action.

> Another oddity is that changing my / partition to ext2 in /etc/fstab and
> booting normally (i.e., without init=) doesn't make any difference. If these
> changes are ext3/jbd only, why is my ext3 volume mounted as ext2 still not
> mounting rw?

Changing fstab will not cause / to be mounted by ext2: the kernel makes the
decision for /. You may be able to use "rootfstype=" (I don't think I've
ever tried it).

The proper way to convert to ext2 is:

- boot with init=/bin/sh

- /sbin/tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/hda1

- /sbin/e2fsck -fy /dev/hda1

- reboot, edit /etc/fstab for the non-root filesystems.


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