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EXT4 rootfs for booting

Posted by bodhi 
EXT4 rootfs for booting
February 18, 2018 05:35PM
I've come across this EXT4 quirk while looking for clues about various EXT4 booting problems.


Basically, if you are experiencing booting EXT4 problem then make sure the the mkfs.ext4 that you use to format the partition do not use 64-bit option. For example, ^64bit indicated that the file system should be 32-bit.

mkfs.ext4 -O ^64bit -L roofs /dev/sdb1

This seems to be the new default set by a newer patch recently. Older u-boots have not caught up with this so it might cause problem.

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