installer unable to format xfs

Bug #63234 reported by wackman on 2006-09-30
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
glibc (Debian)
Fix Released
glibc (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson

Bug Description

I was upgrading from edgy knot3 to beta. I was using the alternate install CD.

I chose to install clean, formating my /boot (ext3), / (xfs), and mount my lvm. The text based installer couldn't format my /. I switched to a vt and tried to manually do "mkfs.xfs /dev/hda2" but it gave me an error about missing

Since my existing /dev/hda2 hadn't been formatted yet, I mounted it, coppied over and (since the first was just a symlink to the 2nd), then unmounted it and tried again. All was fine.

wackman (dleland) wrote :

My arch is i386. My computer:

AthlonXP 3000+
256 MB RAM
Asrock MB
80GB ide hd

Thomas Babut (thbabut) wrote :

I can confirm this. I was using the Ubuntu 6.10 Beta 1 alternate installation and I wanted to format the /-filesystem with xfs, but it failed with the error message above.

Changed in debian-installer:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
ekerazha (ekerazha) wrote :

I confirm.

pinus (pinus) wrote :

I confirm that using the beta of 6.10 is not able to install on a XFS LVM partition using format = yes.

The GNOME installer also complained that XFS cannot be used on "/boot".

daedalusman (daedalusman) wrote :

I can confirm this as well. The livecd has issues with xfs as well, when I got the the partitioning step the livecd would refuse to recognize my xfs partitions and therefor was unable to advance in the live-installer.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Debian fixed this by adding librt to libc6-udeb (although there was some debate about whether that was the right approach); I'm going to do the same.

Changed in debian-installer:
assignee: nobody → kamion
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This will take a while to propagate to CD images, since it needs a debian-installer build, but it'll be there by the Edgy release candidate at the latest.

glibc (2.4-1ubuntu12) edgy; urgency=low

  * Backport from Debian (Aurelien Jarno):
    - debian/ create /var/run/nscd if it does not already
      exist (closes: #370122, Malone #59914).
    - Ship librt in the libc udeb (closes: #381881, Malone #63234).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 10 Oct 2006 12:30:41 +0100

Changed in glibc:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in glibc:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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