1 (edited by tungxuan0111 2021-01-08 03:27:42)

Topic: Gparted still proceed after "Get a newer version of e2fsck!" message

Hi, I would love to get some education about this issue of mine.
I have arch root on sda10 and arch home on sda11.
Since the root is crowded, I wanted to move sda11 down (taking some unallocated space) so that I can enlarge sda10.

I use Gparted from my Ubuntu 16.04 (I dualboot Ubuntu and Arch) and after I confirmed the wanted operations, Gparted showed me an error message, and here is what's in the log:

GParted 0.25.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize

Libparted 3.2
Move /dev/sdb11 to the right  00:00:00    ( ERROR )
calibrate /dev/sdb11  00:00:00    ( SUCCESS )
path: /dev/sdb11 (partition)
start: 1156888576
end: 1648087039
size: 491198464 (234.22 GiB)
check file system on /dev/sdb11 for errors and (if possible) fix them  00:00:00    ( ERROR )
e2fsck -f -y -v -C 0 /dev/sdb11  00:00:00    ( ERROR )
e2fsck 1.42.13 (17-May-2015)
/dev/sdb11 has unsupported feature(s): metadata_csum
e2fsck: Get a newer version of e2fsck!

Grow /dev/sdb10 from 42.00 GiB to 61.53 GiB


After I closed the error message, Gparted is still running as shown in the pic, but it seems like it's not doing anything.
I'm thinking of cancelling it, but want to be sure first.
Should I just wait? Are these operations going to fail anyway?
Thanks for any help.



Re: Gparted still proceed after "Get a newer version of e2fsck!" message

The newer e2fsprogs from Arch Linux has created ext4 file systems in sda11 (and I assume sda10) with newer ext4 feature, metadata_csum.

The e2fsprogs in your Ubuntu 16.04, from where you are running GParted, is too old and doesn't recognise that feature, hence the error.

The easist solution is to boot some Live Linux distribution which contains GParted and up to date tools, such as:
1. GParted Live
2. SystemRescue
3. or even Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Installer / Live image)