Bug 151378 - Installer fails to format a xfs partition
Installer fails to format a xfs partition
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-03-17 09:00 EST by Lars Hamann
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-18 10:09:07 EST
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Description Lars Hamann 2005-03-17 09:00:19 EST
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Description of problem:
Installer fails to format a xfs partition after manual setup of partitions.
Creating and formating a xfs partition before installation of fc4t1 and using it without formating afterwards works however. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start fc4t1 install with 'linux xfs'
2. choose "manually partition with Disk Druid"
3. setup root partition using xfs and format partition


Actual Results:  Installer fails. Reporting that the partition is unusable.

Expected Results:  Installer should format partition and start installation of fc4.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2005-03-18 10:09:07 EST
XFS is completely unsupported.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2005-03-22 05:39:48 EST
So is Fedora. If there's going to be an xfs option, it should at least work at
Comment 3 Paul Nasrat 2005-03-22 05:55:27 EST
No this is completely unsupported in anaconda from the src:
       # this is totally, 100% unsupported.  Boot with "linux xfs"
        # at the boot: prompt will let you make new xfs filesystems
        # in the installer.  Bugs filed when you use this will be closed
        # WONTFIX.

If you have a patch to get it working feel free to submit that but both xfs and
reiserfs are unsupported within anaconda development.
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2005-03-22 05:57:15 EST
JFS too?
Comment 5 Paul Nasrat 2005-03-22 06:04:09 EST
Yes - please refer to anaconda/fsset.py 

CVS details here:

Comment 6 Need Real Name 2005-03-25 09:05:53 EST
According to "rawhide report: 20050325 changes", this is fixed now.

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