Declan Moriarty junk_mail at
Sun Sep 2 11:23:51 PDT 2007

On Sun, 2007-09-02 at 14:03 -0400, goodoldmarty at wrote:
> As an addendum to my last post-I found some disturbing answers .
> I used my latest system to clone itself to a new disk and when it booted
> the partitions mount as ext3 properly. I am also able to mount ext3
> partitions from the parent system without complaint. This is good, but...
> This indicates we have some ext3 incompatibility in our filesystem
> structures, leaving serious doubts about EXT3's integrity. In
> particular, there seems to be a obvious problem with the timestamps.
> I don't believe this is exclusive to my system, but that is possible.
> Otherwise, these issues are really a bit much for me to debug.
> Marty B.

FWIW, I got a similar error from installing a distro (not hlfs)on a
preformatted ext3 drive which I got rid of by removing  and recreating
the journal. I wonder if ext3 has broken compatibility with earlier
versions recently?
Declan Moriarty <junk_mail at>

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