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Bug 78127 - It looks like mkfs.ext3 does not clean properly the superblock.
Summary: It looks like mkfs.ext3 does not clean properly the superblock.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: e2fsprogs
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-19 10:02 UTC by jfm2
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:01 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-10-07 13:47:14 UTC

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Description jfm2 2002-11-19 10:02:50 UTC
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Description of problem:
It happenned I wanted to reformat some xfs partitions into ext3 format.  After
running mkfs.ext3 they were still recognized as xfs despite a reboot.  I finally
found the solution: dd= if=/dev/zero of=/dev/mypartition and then run mkfs.ext3.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce: mkfs.xfs on partition mkfs.ext3 on that same partition
3.Try to mount it as ext3.  Mount fails.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2002-11-26 13:47:24 UTC
What app still recognized it as xfs? AFAIK e2fsprogs tries to keep
boot loaders unchanged and working.


Florian La Roche

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