Alternate Install CD doesn't have fsck

Bug #364135 reported by Mathew Hennessy
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
rescue (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson

Bug Description

I had an issue with ext4 on my Ubuntu 9.04 netbook that needed fscking, but the Alternate Installer CD I burned (for another box, to try LVM on root) did not have any fsck utility in the "Rescue" boot.

Every installer of Ubuntu should be able to recover any installed system of that level or earlier, so you'd need a full suite of tools for filesystem recovery, or at the very least fsck.* (for all filesystems supported for OS install at that level or earlier) and fdisk/cfdisk.

I was able to burn a standard Desktop ISO and this worked, but in general (or specifically emergency situations without access to blank media) you should be able to pop in any Ubuntu LiveCD and recover filesystems to the point where they boot (AKA fsck, mount, fdisk)..

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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Mm, yes. Perhaps it would be a good idea for rescue-mode to anna-install e2fsprogs-udeb, etc.

affects: ubuntu → rescue (Ubuntu)
Changed in rescue (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

I've committed a fix for this upstream.

Changed in rescue (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package rescue - 1.21

rescue (1.21) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Frans Pop ]
  * Remove myself as uploader.

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * Depend on ext4-modules.
  * Make sure filesystem recovery tools are installed, as they're often
    useful in rescue mode: e2fsprogs-udeb, jfsutils-udeb,
    reiserfsprogs-udeb, xfsprogs-udeb, fdisk-utils, and parted-udeb
    (LP: #364135).

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Changed in rescue (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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