[Bug 309762] Re: initramfs fails to mount ext4 root partition or provide user intervention (even when ext4 module is available in the image)
rolf4601 at telia.com
Tue Dec 30 12:09:47 UTC 2008
Confirm this bug.
I've tried the break=mount option too without success. I can mount an ext3 volume but still not an ext4.
$ mount /dev/sda1 /root
results in (obvious as ext3 defaults):
EXT3-fs: sda1: couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (40)
mounting /dev/sda1 on /root failed: Invalid argument
$ mount /dev/sda1 -t ext4 /root
results in (sda1 is ext4):
mounting /dev/sda1 on /root failed: No such device
In my case I made a conversion ext3 to ext4 using this guide
$ tune2fs -O extents,uninit_bg,dir_index /dev/sda1
$ fsck -pf /dev/sda1
So I guess it's up to what ext4 features you activate that makes the
ext4 device mountable or not in the initramfs shell. However, I can boot
up another Jaunty system an mount this "sda1" device there with success
so the device itself is ok.
initramfs fails to mount ext4 root partition or provide user intervention (even when ext4 module is available in the image)
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