Using JFS as rootfs in lucid and forgetting to install jfsutils make the system unrecoverable (even with livecd)

Bug #571485 reported by Tomb Core on 2010-04-28
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jfsutils (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

2 problems :
- Minor : First the install wizard allows you to use the JFS file-system but at format time it fails (because jfsutils is not provided on the livecd).

- Major : When you reboot your fresh install with JFS as root file-system and you forgot to install jfsutils manually, then the init refuse to mount the partition as rw because jfs.fsck is not found. Even using single-mode (recovery). Even worse when you boot from the live cd and you try to mount the partition, it fails. I had to jfs_fsck my rootfs and then I could mount it. It seems init crashed my rootfs.

The solution was : Boot form the livecd, install jfsutils on squashfs, invoke jfs_utils -a -f /dev/sdb1, mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt, chroot /mnt and in the jail apt-get install jfsutils.

Please fix it

affects: ubuntu → jfsutils (Ubuntu)
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