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#1 2021-09-08 00:15:04

durham
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Registered: 2021-09-04
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[SOLVED] ext4 mounted as ext2 - how much damage is being done?

It seems the clever init ram fs making program has decided that, despite the fstab, that my ext4 slash ('/") partition for Devuan is better mounted as ext2.

How much damage is being done by every write to this ext4 partition? Should I be running a repair operation from a live CD every day?

Last edited by durham (2021-09-08 00:16:01)


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#2 2021-09-08 04:04:28

ralph.ronnquist
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Re: [SOLVED] ext4 mounted as ext2 - how much damage is being done?

Did you already try with

ROOTFSTYPE=ext4

in /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf ?

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#3 2021-09-08 12:31:17

durham
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Re: [SOLVED] ext4 mounted as ext2 - how much damage is being done?

ralph.ronnquist wrote:

Did you already try with

ROOTFSTYPE=ext4

in /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf ?

Wow, that fixed it!  I'd been using ROOTFS=ext4 as per the man page but that was having no effect. Thank you!  You know things not in the man pages! Your solution was not in the man page of update-initramfs, nor was it in the man page of initramfs.conf .


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#4 2021-09-08 13:45:56

ralph.ronnquist
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Re: [SOLVED] ext4 mounted as ext2 - how much damage is being done?

"Use the source, Luke" wink

Yes, one could say, without imparting disrespect on any particular developers, that sometimes "fondness of gilding" strays from "diligent QA standard"... luckily it's scripts and not binaries.

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#5 2021-09-08 14:43:36

golinux
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Re: [SOLVED] ext4 mounted as ext2 - how much damage is being done?

@durham . . . Old school wizards just know things . . . smile

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