I decided to upgrade to Kernel 2.4.1 last night and in reading the Changes file
notices I needed to upgrade a few packages including gcc, make, binutils and so
on aswell as e2fsprogs. Since this, my system wont start up properly. I think
the problem comes from the e2fstools upgrade. At startup, I get as far as
mounting local file systems and something like this happens:
Mounting local filesystems OK
Checking loopback filesystems /dev/hdg5 is mounted
Cannot continue aborting
Error occured during file system check. Dropping you to a shell.
I know this error comes from rc.sysinit. It seems to want to fsck the file
systems (maybe because maximal mount count has been reached) but it's mounting
them first. Like I said, this has only occured since upgrading the packages.
It happens when I boot either 2.2.17 or 2.4.1. When it drops to a shell, I can
init 3 and everything seems fine. I also have loopback support in the kernel.
Does anyone have any idea what's causing this. I installed e2fsprogs v1.19.
Main reason for upgrade is that I want to use reiserfs on a new 30G drive.
Paul Askins <:)
Email: Paul Askins <paul.askins at adbvdesign.analog.com>
Date: 27-Mar-01, 13:34:05
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