Same fdisk errors even after running fsck.ext4 on 16GB or 32GB microSD cards

Sid Boyce sboyce at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Mar 21 12:17:11 UTC 2011


11.04 natty and all kernels up to 2.6.38-7-generic.
I added an attachment to the original post which didn't get through, so 
here goes with cut and paste.
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root at sdrbox:/usr/src/ubuntu-natty-alpha3-r0-minimal-armel# 
./setup_sdcard.sh --mmc /dev/sdd -uboot beagle --rootfs ext4 --swap_file 
1000 --debug

I see...
sfdisk -l:
Disk /dev/sda: 19457 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
Disk /dev/sdd: 32000 cylinders, 64 heads, 32 sectors/track

mount:
/dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)

Are you 100% sure, on selecting [/dev/sdd] (y/n)? y


2 / 9: Unmountting Partitions

3 / 9: Creating Boot Partition

WARNING: DOS-compatible mode is deprecated. It's strongly recommended to
          switch off the mode (command 'c') and change display units to
          sectors (command 'u').

Command (m for help): Command action
    e   extended
    p   primary partition (1-4)
Partition number (1-4): First cylinder (1-32000, default 1): Last 
cylinder, +cylinders or +size{K,M,G} (1-32000, default 32000):
Command (m for help): Selected partition 1
Hex code (type L to list codes): Changed system type of partition 1 to e 
(W95 FAT16 (LBA))

Command (m for help):
Disk /dev/sdd: 33.6 GB, 33554432000 bytes
64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 32000 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000d3d04

    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdd1               1          65       66544    e  W95 FAT16 (LBA)

Command (m for help): The partition table has been altered!

Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.

WARNING: If you have created or modified any DOS 6.x
partitions, please see the fdisk manual page for additional
information.
Syncing disks.

4 / 9: Creating ext4 Partition

5 / 9: Formatting Boot Partition
mkfs.vfat 3.0.9 (31 Jan 2010)

6 / 9: Formatting ext4 Partition
mke2fs 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
Filesystem label=rootfs
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
Stride=0 blocks, Stripe width=0 blocks
2044000 inodes, 8175360 blocks
408768 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=4294967296
250 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
8176 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
         32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632, 
2654208,
         4096000, 7962624

Writing inode tables: done
Creating journal (32768 blocks): done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done

This filesystem will be automatically checked every 23 mounts or
180 days, whichever comes first.  Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.

7 / 9: Populating Boot Partition
uImage
Image Name:   2.6.37.2-x3
Created:      Mon Mar 21 00:13:17 2011
Image Type:   ARM Linux Kernel Image (uncompressed)
Data Size:    4261220 Bytes = 4161.35 kB = 4.06 MB
Load Address: 80008000
Entry Point:  80008000
uInitrd
Image Name:   initramfs
Created:      Mon Mar 21 00:13:19 2011
Image Type:   ARM Linux RAMDisk Image (uncompressed)
Data Size:    3659054 Bytes = 3573.29 kB = 3.49 MB
Load Address: 00000000
Entry Point:  00000000
`/tmp/readme.txt' -> `/tmp/tmp.GvquWTpaLd/disk/tools/readme.txt'
`/tmp/update_boot_files.sh' -> 
`/tmp/tmp.GvquWTpaLd/disk/tools/update_boot_files.sh'
`/tmp/fix_zippy2.sh' -> `/tmp/tmp.GvquWTpaLd/disk/tools/fix_zippy2.sh'
`/tmp/latest_kernel.sh' -> `/tmp/tmp.GvquWTpaLd/disk/tools/latest_kernel.sh'
`/tmp/minimal_xfce.sh' -> `/tmp/tmp.GvquWTpaLd/disk/tools/minimal_xfce.sh'
`/tmp/get_chrome.sh' -> `/tmp/tmp.GvquWTpaLd/disk/tools/get_chrome.sh'
`/tmp/dsp-init' -> `/tmp/tmp.GvquWTpaLd/disk/tools/dsp/dsp-init'
`/tmp/install-dsp-init.sh' -> 
`/tmp/tmp.GvquWTpaLd/disk/tools/dsp/install-dsp-init.sh'
`/tmp/install-gst-dsp.sh' -> 
`/tmp/tmp.GvquWTpaLd/disk/tools/dsp/install-gst-dsp.sh'

Finished populating Boot Partition

8 / 9: Populating rootfs Partition
Be patient, this may take a few minutes
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdd2,
        missing codepage or helper program, or other error
        In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
        dmesg | tail  or so


Unable to mount /dev/sdd2 at /tmp/tmp.GvquWTpaLd/disk to complete 
populating rootfs Partition
Please retry running the script, sometimes rebooting your system helps.
root at sdrbox:/usr/src/ubuntu-natty-alpha3-r0-minimal-armel#

root at sdrbox:/usr/src/ubuntu-natty-alpha3-r0-minimal-armel# fsck.ext4 
/dev/sdd2
e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
Superblock has an invalid journal (inode 8).
Clear<y>? yes

*** ext3 journal has been deleted - filesystem is now ext2 only ***

Superblock has_journal flag is clear, but a journal inode is present.
Clear<y>? yes

rootfs was not cleanly unmounted, check forced.
Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
Journal inode is not in use, but contains data.  Clear<y>? yes

Pass 2: Checking directory structure
Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity
Pass 4: Checking reference counts
Pass 5: Checking group summary information
Block bitmap differences:  +(524288--532495) +(819200--820224) 
+(884736--885760) +(1048576--1056783) +(1572864--1581071) 
+(1605632--1606656) +(2097152--2105359) +(2621440--2629647) 
+(2654208--2655232) +(3145728--3153935) +(3670016--3678223) 
+(4096000--4097024) +(4194304--4202511) +(4718592--4726799) 
+(5242880--5251087) +(5767168--5775375) +(6291456--6299663) 
+(6815744--6823951) +(7340032--7348239) +(7864320--7864329) 
+(7864336--7864345) +(7864352--7869461) +(7962624--7963648)
Fix<y>? yes

Free blocks count wrong for group #113 (0, counted=32768).
Fix<y>? yes

Free blocks count wrong (8002036, counted=8034804).
Fix<y>? yes

Recreate journal<y>? yes

Creating journal (32768 blocks): y Done.

*** journal has been re-created - filesystem is now ext3 again ***

rootfs: ***** FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED *****
rootfs: 11/2044000 files (0.0% non-contiguous), 173324/8175360 blocks
root at sdrbox:/usr/src/ubuntu-natty-alpha3-r0-minimal-armel# fsck.ext4 
/dev/sdd2
e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
Superblock has an invalid journal (inode 8).
Clear<y>? yes

*** ext3 journal has been deleted - filesystem is now ext2 only ***

Superblock has_journal flag is clear, but a journal inode is present.
Clear<y>? yes

rootfs was not cleanly unmounted, check forced.
Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
Journal inode is not in use, but contains data.  Clear<y>? yes

Pass 2: Checking directory structure
Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity
Pass 4: Checking reference counts
Pass 5: Checking group summary information
Block bitmap differences:  +(524288--532495) +(819200--820224) 
+(884736--885760) +(1048576--1056783) +(1572864--1581071) 
+(1605632--1606656) +(2097152--2105359) +(2621440--2629647)
  +(2654208--2655232) +(3145728--3153935) +(3670016--3678223) 
+(4096000--4097024) +(4194304--4202511) +(4718592--4726799) 
+(5242880--5251087) +(5767168--5775375) +(6291456--6299663) 
+(6815744--6823951) +(7340032--7348239) +(7864320--7864329) 
+(7864336--7864345) +(7864352--7869461) +(7962624--7963648)
Fix<y>? yes

Free blocks count wrong for group #113 (0, counted=32768).
Fix<y>? yes

Free blocks count wrong (8002036, counted=8034804).
Fix<y>? yes

Recreate journal<y>? yes

Creating journal (32768 blocks):  Done.

*** journal has been re-created - filesystem is now ext3 again ***

rootfs: ***** FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED *****
rootfs: 11/2044000 files (0.0% non-contiguous), 173324/8175360 blocks
root at sdrbox:/usr/src/ubuntu-natty-alpha3-r0-minimal-armel#
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Regards
Sid.
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Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support 
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