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Bug 153751 - ext3 not on list of filesystems in disk druid
Summary: ext3 not on list of filesystems in disk druid
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: rawhide
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Woodhouse
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-05 16:41 UTC by Elliot Lee
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-12 07:49:02 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
anaconda.log (deleted)
2005-04-05 17:49 UTC, Elliot Lee
no flags Details
anaconda.syslog (deleted)
2005-04-05 17:51 UTC, Elliot Lee
no flags Details

Description Elliot Lee 2005-04-05 16:41:43 UTC
When doing an install on a powerbook, I go into disk druid, try to have it
reformat an existing partition as ext3, but only ext2 is on the list of file
systems. No ext3.

This is the FC4-re0404.0 tree

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-04-05 17:45:09 UTC
This means the module isn't loading for some reason.  Can you grab
/tmp/anaconda.log and /tmp/syslog?  (if you've installed, they're

Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2005-04-05 17:49:48 UTC
Created attachment 112722 [details]

Comment 3 Elliot Lee 2005-04-05 17:51:36 UTC
Created attachment 112723 [details]

Comment 4 Elliot Lee 2005-04-05 17:58:04 UTC
kernel issue

Comment 5 David Woodhouse 2005-04-06 00:00:36 UTC
ext3 in the 2.6.11-1.1225_FC4 kernel works fine for me on PPC:

shinybook /home/dwmw2 $ uname -rm
2.6.11-1.1225_FC4 ppc
shinybook /home/dwmw2 $ lsmod | grep ext3
ext3                  171560  1
jbd                   107224  1 ext3

This looks like something's going wrong with the installer image -- why isn't
jbd.ko getting loaded before ext3.ko?

But yes, the root of the problem _does_ lie with the kernel. Since ext3 is our
default file system, we _really_ shouldn't make things gratuitously more fragile
by building it as a module instead of statically in the kernel.

Comment 6 Colin Charles 2005-04-07 05:21:34 UTC
I'm told this should be fixed in FC4-re0406.1, however other installer issues
prevent this from actually being installed (tracebacks in anaconda?).

Comment 7 Colin Charles 2005-04-12 07:49:02 UTC
This is fixed; verified with the FC4-re0409.1 tree

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