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Bug 186194 - JFS root partition install
JFS root partition install
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2006-03-21 23:44 EST by Peter Buelow
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-22 10:50:28 EST
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Description Peter Buelow 2006-03-21 23:44:03 EST
Description of problem: Unable to install to JFS formatted partitions.
Installation is allowed to proceed after partitioning, but actual installation
of files never happens, and ananconda dies with an exception (uncopied, sorry)
within a few seconds of starting to install files.

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How reproducible: 100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install from DVD to a non RAID harddrive.
2. Create /boot and / as JFS partitions.
3. Begin install process.
Actual results: Failure to install any files, and an exception at the end of the
unfinished install process. I tried this 4 times. Sorry, unable to collect
exception dump data.

Expected results: Install should work to completion. Grub supports JFS (and XFS
I think) in this release and as such, it should be possible to create and
install to a JFS formatted partition using anaconda.

Additional info: Not a terribly important issue, but one I've been waiting to
see for some time. Being able to use other filesystems than ext3 at some point
would be very nice. I was able to install and complete the process using ext3
for /boot and /.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-03-22 10:50:28 EST
JFS isn't supported which is why you have to pass a command line option to even
have it be available.  We're willing to take patches, but aren't actively doing
work to support JFS

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