Bug 181963 - Anaconda should create fstab entry for vfat partitions with 'utf8' option
Summary: Anaconda should create fstab entry for vfat partitions with 'utf8' option
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2006-02-17 23:40 UTC by Dawid Gajownik
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:25 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-05 05:37:33 UTC
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Description Dawid Gajownik 2006-02-17 23:40:43 UTC
Description of problem:
Default locale in Fedora is set to UTF-8 (for instance en_US.UTF-8 or
pl_PL.UTF-8). Without 'utf8' mount option, file names with non US-ASCII
characters on vfat partitions are not shown correctly.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda-10.92.5-1

How reproducible:
Run installator and in custom partition layout choose existing vftat partition.
Assign to it /mnt/data mount point. After reboot check /etc/fstab.

Actual results:
'defaults' option is used for vfat partition.

Expected results:
Should be 'defaults,utf8'

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-02-20 20:46:03 UTC
Actually, the kernel should just be defaulting to the right option :-)

Comment 2 Dave Jones 2006-03-05 05:37:33 UTC
Done.


Comment 3 Andy Shevchenko 2006-05-05 08:40:32 UTC
What about non-UTF-8 locales?
When I try to use the usb flash (for example) in localized windows and linux 
boxes the last brings incorrect file- and dirnames (only utf8fied independly of 
iocharset option). It is no good behaviour for me (I'm using uk_UA.KOI8-U locale 
on my linux box).


Comment 4 Andy Shevchenko 2006-05-05 08:46:38 UTC
In addition, I think may be more good to use 
  CONFIG_FAT_DEFAULT_CODEPAGE=437
  CONFIG_FAT_DEFAULT_IOCHARSET="utf8"
or something like that?


Comment 5 Andrew Zabolotny 2006-05-21 17:27:51 UTC
*** Bug 192541 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Andrew Zabolotny 2006-05-21 17:35:27 UTC
Had to dig through kernel SRPM to find a solution for my problem ;-( I don't
think that's the correct way for end users.

After looking at fs/fat/inode.c I found the utf8=0 (and the equivalent
utf8=false) options which solve my problem when using a non-UTF8 locale, which
is undocumented in "man mount". However, I think the solution to make utf8
enabled by default is kind of crude.

The least that should be done is to add info about "utf8=0" option to the man
page, because that was the first place where I was looking for an answer.

But I still think that changing Anaconda to add the "utf8" mount option would be
better.



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