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Re: [alpine-devel] [PATCH] testing/next3-{grsec,vserver}: new aport

From: Natanael Copa <>
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 20:41:30 +0000

On Tue, 28 Dec 2010 00:39:48 -0600 (CST)
"Matt Smith" <> wrote:
> - Added 'next3' to the 'features=' line
> of /etc/mkinitfs/mkinitfs.conf, eg: features="ata base bootchart
> cdrom cramfs ext2 ext3 ext4 next3 floppy raid scsi usb virtio"
> But I have a problem:
> It attempts to mount the root partition as ext3 which semi-fails,
> mounting it as ext3/read-only, when it should be mounting it as
> next3/read-write.
> From there, I've tried the following and variations of it:
> # mount -t next3 -o remount,rw /dev/sda3 /
> I forget the error messages, but this doesn't work either.
> Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

sorry late answer. try remove ext[2-4] from /etc/mkinifs/mkinitfs.conf
and regenerate the initramfs image.

I suspect kernel mounts with first best matching filesystem which
happens to be ext3. If next3 is the only it might pick the correct one.

btw, i have some fixes for initramfs-init comming up for running root on
lvm on (software) raid. (my desktop does that now)


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