ext2_check_mount_point: No such file ...

Ross Boylan ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Sat Feb 14 18:40:14 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-02-13 at 10:39 -0600, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> Ross Boylan wrote:
> > I am trying to shrink an ext3 filesystem mounted on top of software
> > RAID.  The ultimate goal is to shrink the RAID to make room for a new
> > installation that will use LVM over RAID.  I get the error in the
> > subject, and wonder what I need to do to avoid it.  Details follow:
> > 
> > Shrinking needs to be done offline, right?
> > 
> > After being unable to get Knoppix started I used the break=bottom to
> > stop the boot process while I was still in the initrd.  When I
> > dismounted the filesystem I discovered my initrd didn't have the ext3
> > utilities.  I remount the file system and copied /sbin, /lib, and /etc
> > onto my ramdisk.  Without /etc fsck complained about being unable to
> > find fstab; afterwords, it ran.
> > 
> > However, both fsck and resize2fs complained
> > ext2_check_mount_point: No such file or directory while determining
> > whether /dev/md1 is mounted.
> > 
> > Adding the -f flag did not help.
> > 
> > There is no /etc/mtab file.
> > 
> > I realize this is all pretty dodgy, but is there a way I can deal with
> > this problem?  What file or directory is it looking for?
> try "cp /proc/mounts to /etc/mtab" perhaps.  Maybe the tools should
> check both (if they don't already, I haven't actually checked yet)  :)

Thanks; that worked.  Unfortunately, after resizing the filesystem I had
trouble resizing the underlying partitions.  I backed up, and now I'm
going to do a fresh install.

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