ubiquity can't mount / on xfs

Bug #1046965 reported by karl anliot
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xfsprogs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

i booted to a livecd, and installed lubuntu on a xfs disk by using the manual partitioner.
I used 1 xfs partition to mount /
The operation seemed to compelete successfully, but upon rebooting, all i could see was an error about "serious erorrs were found while checking the disk drive for /."

I managed to muck around in the fstab and fix the /etc/fstab file and the error went away.
I did this by changing the last column in the line that mounts / from 1 to 0
to fix this bug, it should not write to the fstab incorrectly.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: ubiquity (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-13.14-generic 3.5.3
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-13-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.5.1-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Sep 6 13:45:23 2012
InstallCmdLine: initrd=/casper/initrd.lz file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash -- BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64 (20120905.1)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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karl anliot (kanliot) wrote :
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Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

That's not a bug in ubiquity. Calling fsck on boot is the correct action for any filesystem; that running fsck on your root filesystem fails indicates either a problem with the kernel's filesystem handling, or a bug in fsck.xfs.

affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu) → xfsprogs (Ubuntu)
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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

What you've actually done, by modifying /etc/fstab, is disable the filesystem check for your root partition. It would be helpful if you were to re-enable the filesystem check and boot without 'splash quiet' so that you can see detailed messages regarding the error. Then take a picture of that error and the picture to this bug report. Thanks in advance!

Changed in xfsprogs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Medium
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karl anliot (kanliot) wrote :

I didn't find any helpful error messages. but i did remember that xfsprogs isn't installed by default in lubuntu, which would cause the error. I'm gonna mark this as invalid.
thanks for your patience.

Changed in xfsprogs (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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