floweringmind wrote:I am chalking it up to EXT4 and went back to EXT3 with a clean install. I can only imagine the hell that is going to occur when the next release of Ubuntu rears it's head and everyone who does a new install is switched to EXT4 if this kind of bug still exists.
The reality is that there was nothing wrong with my disk, the file system just got corrupted from not being shut down. That is just plain terrible. I have never had that happen with EXT3 or NTFS.
Linux mint 7 -gloria edition installs ext3
--the regular user will just accept the defaults
That bug with ext4 is patched already, and will no doubt be included in any new distribution kernel version when ready..http://ext4.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Ext4_HowtoUbuntu 9.04 and later include ext4 as a manual partitioning option at installation time, including support for ext4 as the root filesystem.
The blkid library is much better, and Debian uses the blkid library for util-linux. Unfortunately, Ubuntu chose to make this decision for some unknown reason. For other versions of Ubuntu, the patch that was applied can be found here.