Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 142638
mkreiserfs not present during install
Last modified: 2013-07-02 22:23:31 EDT
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Description of problem:
When attempting to install with reiserfs turned on, and selecting a
partition for formatting, the python script crashes fatally right
after the package selection because it cannot find the mkreiserfs
command in order to create the file system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start installing fc3-ppc
2. In Disk Druid, create/edit a reiserfs partition and tell the
installer to format it.
3. Move on past the package selection screen.
4. Watch the python debug box come up. The bottom-most message says
that it cannot find "mkreiserfs"
Actual Results: The installer crashes with a python traceback dialog box.
Expected Results: The chosen filesystem gets formatted reiserfs, and
The package doesn't exist for ppc
Which package ? reiserfs-utils ? Ummm .. my iBook was formatted
reiserfs before installing FC3, because I had Gentoo on it previously,
so reiserfs-utils is obviously available for PPC.
Maybe you were referring to anaconda not being available for ppc. I
reported this bug against anaconda, because missing mkreiserfs was
causing the installation to crash and, AFAIK, anaconda is the name of
the program used to install FC. Either way, mkreiserfs should not be
absent during the installation, if reiserfs is in the combo box
containing different file system formats available to the person
Whether mkreiserfs or reiserfs-utils is present after the installation
is irrelevant to the installation itself.
I don't believe this is a problem with the reiserfs-utils package.
Rather, it is a bug in what is probably the stage2 installer image.
This image should contain mkreiserfs, to prevent the installation
process from crashing when the user selects to format a partition