[plug] grub query in mixed sata / pata setup

W.Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Thu Aug 2 12:20:49 WST 2007

On Thu, 2007-08-02 at 11:40 +0800, Denis Brown wrote:
> At 11:02 AM 2/08/2007, Tomasz Grzegurzko wrote:
> Interesting about the formats, thanks.   This (system drive) is formatted 
> ext3 which should be understood by Grub at least based on previous Debian 
> install experience.   It may be worth my while anyway, forcing it to 
> ext2.   IIRC that can be done with a command that removes the extra journal 
> data.

Grub reads ext3 as ext2 (when within grubs shell, and I think there is
an ext2 nmessage on boot as well).  e.g., Gentoo boots using ext2 for
the /boot patition, but I created the drive as ext3 (and its ext3 in
fstab).  Never had a problem when mounting it ext3.


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