Strange message at boot

Andrew Wallace mr.wallace at
Fri Jul 15 12:56:03 UTC 2005

On 12/07/05, Stelian Iancu <stelian.iancu at> wrote:
> I am using LVM and on a volume I have the /home partition with the ext3
> fs. I have created this partition in FC4 as I was using this distro
> before changing to Ubuntu. Of course, when I've changed the distros, I
> kept my /home unformatted.
> So now everytime I boot, I get this message:
> /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol01: recovering journal
> fsck.ext3: Filesystem has unsupported features
> (/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol01)
> *fsck: Get a newer version of e2fsck! [failed]
> fsck failed. Please repair manually.
> And after this I must type Ctrl+D to go further with the boot process.
> Normally I wouldn't care about this message, but sometimes there are
> problems with the electricity and my system restarts.
> So any idea what I can do, or where from I can get a newer version of
> e2fsck? I am running Hoary.

I had a similar problem: CentOS 4 -> ubuntu
I don't know what CentOS did that ubuntu didn't like but...
I just replaced the ubuntu fsck.ext3 with CentOS 4 version and all was OK.

An FC4 (or CentOS, or Knoppix) fsck.ext3 should work in this case?
Andrew Wallace

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