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Bug 446513 - Installer crashes with JFS /home partition, file system tools not on live images (or in comps)
Summary: Installer crashes with JFS /home partition, file system tools not on live ima...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 452436 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-14 21:54 UTC by Łukasz Roś
Modified: 2013-01-10 04:42 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-07-24 13:47:20 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Bugtrace from anaconda (deleted)
2008-05-14 21:55 UTC, Łukasz Roś
no flags Details

Description Łukasz Roś 2008-05-14 21:54:05 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/4.0; Linux) KHTML/4.0.3 (like Gecko) Fedora/4.0.3-7.fc9

Description of problem:
During installation of KDE Live i686 version of Fedora 9, every time after
choosing my existing /home partition (JFS), installer crashes and gives out a
bug trace code

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. During installation of live KDE i686 CD choose 'create custom layout'
2. Choose existing /home parition with JFS as /home for fedora
3. Agree on formatting root partition

Actual Results:
Window 'Exception occurred' appears and gives a possibility to save bugtrace

Expected Results:
Fedora should install on formatted root partition and use my old /home
partition with JFS filesystem (ar, at least, inform me, that JFS is not
supported and I need to choose another filesystem for /home partition)

Additional info:
I posted bugtrace generated by anaconda on

Comment 1 Łukasz Roś 2008-05-14 21:55:43 UTC
Created attachment 305408 [details]
Bugtrace from anaconda

Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2008-05-15 04:03:09 UTC
Jesse - this sounds like the jfsutils package isn't getting included for
anaconda to pull jfs_tune from when we're making the stage2 image.  Thoughts?

Comment 3 Jesse Keating 2008-05-15 15:29:55 UTC
The compose manifest has:

# filesystem stuff

The compose log also shows that jfsutils is found and brought in, and also
installed during buildinstall.

However since the original poster was talking about install from /live/, then
that's not pungi land, that's livecd-creator land.  And since it's KDE, that's Rex.

Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2008-05-15 15:37:46 UTC
none of those are referenced directly in any of the livecd setups, but these
*are* included (from fedora-livecd-9-base.ks):

now to check comps to see if those utils are in any of these groups... in @base,
but listed as optional (ouch).

End result: these aren't on any of the fedora livecd's.

Comment 5 Rex Dieter 2008-05-15 15:59:20 UTC
My recommendation:

get pulled in somehow, whether that is anaconda Requires or making these default
items in @base, or added to fedora-livecd-9-base.ks or whatever.

Comment 6 Chris Lumens 2008-06-23 18:10:15 UTC
*** Bug 452436 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Jesse Keating 2008-06-23 18:34:58 UTC
These aren't put in because of the space requirements.  That's the nature of
trying to fit things on a CD.  The bug here is that anaconda doesn't/didn't
detect the lack of these tools when offering you the ability to use them for
your partition.

Comment 8 Rex Dieter 2008-06-23 18:48:41 UTC
ah, gotcha, reassigning back to anaconda d00dz.

Comment 9 Petr Machata 2008-06-24 08:35:47 UTC
(In reply to comment #7)
> The bug here is that anaconda doesn't/didn't detect the lack of these tools 
> when offering you the ability to use them for your partition.

I'd also like to point out that anaconda tried to use these tools even though I
asked it not to touch my reiserfs partition (as mentioned in bug 452436).

Comment 10 Chris Lumens 2008-07-24 13:47:20 UTC
We've been detecting that filesystems aren't supported if the required utilities
aren't around for a little while now, so I think this one can be closed.

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