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    mount: error 6 mounting ext3

    After succesfully installing mandrake 10 community on an external usb2 box (with an ibm 80gb ide hard disk) I tried rebooting and I received the following error:

    mount: error 6 mounting ext3
    pivotroot: pivot_root (/sysroot, /sysroot/initrd) failed:2
    Remounting defs at correct place if necessary
    Mounted defs on /dev
    Freeing unused kerbel memory: 272k freed
    Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init=option to kernel

    The motherboard bios supports booting from usb. Can anyone help?

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    Linux Guru fingal's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    Birmingham - UK
    I did a bit of a Google search as I did not personally know the answer to this. It could be that the ext3 file system type is not compiled directly into your kernel and is compiled as a kernel module instead. Just an idea.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    Linux Engineer Nerderello's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    North East England
    do you see a message stating that something like ext3.o has been loaded? This is the ext3 module.

    have fun

    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

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    Did anyone ever figure this out?

    I've hit the same problem, but I know I compiled ext3 into my kernel for 2.6.5. Did anyone ever figure this out?

    My / and /boot are on two different drives (hdb3, hdb1) do I need to account for this in my grub config?

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