I'm having serious issues with an external hdd that is formatted ext3. The drive works fine with my desktop ubuntu box. If I try to create a dir:
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 250871817
EXT3-fs error (device sda1): read_inode_bitmap: Cannot read inode bitmap - block_group = 957, inode_bitmap = 31358977
EXT3-fs error (device sda1) in ext3_new_inode: IO failure
Aborting journal on device sda1.
journal commit I/O error
I ended up wiping the drive cause i thought something else was wrong. What are we to do with this
EDIT2: I think I may have figured out the problem. This particular USB to IDE device is 14cd:6600 Super Top USB 2.0 IDE DEVICE. There was a bug in the kernel prior to 2.6.20 (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.17/+bug/81059
). So it is fixed in my x86 version of Ubuntu, but perhaps the fix never made it into the ARM port? I verified the error occurs with the stock SheevaPlug kernel 2.6.28, so it is not related to this kernel.