f8 LiveCD corrupts older RHEL AS 2.1 ext3 file systems

Jeremy Katz katzj at redhat.com
Mon Mar 24 00:03:10 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-03-23 at 16:30 -0600, Jerry Williams wrote:
> I have been looking at trying to recover some old systems.
> And if I boot RHEL AS 2.1 cd into rescue mode and create /boot file system.
> And then use f8 LiveCD to restore data to /boot with tar it corrupts the
> file system.

The kernel is probably (silently) changing some filesystem options when
it mounts the partitions.  And those new filesystem options aren't
supported by the 2.4.9 kernel used by RHEL 2.1


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