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FC2 to FC3 upgrade, e2fsck cannot continue



I upgraded a file server from FC2 to FC3 using the FC3 install CDs. After the upgrade, the server will no longer boot without administrative intervention, and nothing in yum update alleviated the problem.

The system has a two-disk software RAID1 array, /dev/md0. On normal boot, shortly after the interactive-boot message, I get: "/dev/md0 is mounted. e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting", followed by the recovery console. If I do a shutdown -fr now at the console, it reboots and starts up fine.

I have:
-- Run fsck /dev/md0 from the recovery console, which came back clean, but then problem then returned after reboot
-- Modified /etc/fstab to put 0 in the last column, trying to avoid whatever e2fsck invocation is going on


The relevant line from /etc/fstab is:

/dev/md0 / ext3 rw,acl 1 0

The relevant line from /etc/mtab (which I have not modified) is:

/dev/md0 / ext3 rw,acl 0 0

I am booting with the following GRUB profile:

title Fedora Core (2.6.11-1.14_FC3)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.14_FC3 ro root=/dev/md0
initrd /initrd-2.6.11-1.14_FC3.img

It feels like something is mounting /dev/md0 read-write before that fsck call happens, but I'm unclear as to why the fsck is being called there, and I don't grok rc.sysinit enough to understand what's going on.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Mark Murphy  |  Information Systems Specialist
Hanover Engineering Associates
mmurphy hanovereng com | (610) 691-5644
cell: (610) 349-5557


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