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Bug 465248 - Anaconda doesn't identify previous ext4dev partitions properly
Anaconda doesn't identify previous ext4dev partitions properly
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Radek Vykydal
Alexander Todorov
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Reported: 2008-10-02 08:40 EDT by Alexander Todorov
Modified: 2009-01-20 16:37 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-20 16:37:38 EST
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
/dev/sdb1 is shown as ext3 (24.83 KB, image/png)
2008-10-02 08:40 EDT, Alexander Todorov
no flags Details
anaconda.log from the 2nd install (without completing the install) (18.43 KB, text/plain)
2008-10-02 08:43 EDT, Alexander Todorov
no flags Details

External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2009:0164 normal SHIPPED_LIVE anaconda bug fix and enhancement update 2009-01-20 11:05:24 EST

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Description Alexander Todorov 2008-10-02 08:40:26 EDT
Created attachment 319220 [details]
/dev/sdb1 is shown as ext3

Description of problem:
Identification of previously existing ext4dev partitions is not consistent with the table at:

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

How reproducible:
always (on ia64, haven't tested other arch)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a system with ext4dev partition(s) - /dev/sdb1 ext4dev /home
2. verify machine is able to boot
3. initiate second install with 'ext4' keyword on boot cmd line
4. select custom partitioning
Actual results:
anaconda shows ext4dev partition as ext3

Expected results:
anaconda will show the partition as ext4dev

Additional info:

from the first install:

[root@roentgen ~]# dumpe4fs /dev/sdb1  | grep flags
dumpe4fs 1.41.1 (01-Sep-2008)
Filesystem flags:         signed_directory_hash test_filesystem 

From stage2 of second install:
# cat /proc/filesystems  | grep ext4

see screen shot
Comment 1 Alexander Todorov 2008-10-02 08:43:04 EDT
Created attachment 319221 [details]
anaconda.log from the 2nd install (without completing the install)

sh-3.2# grep sdb1 /tmp/anaconda.log 
12:33:42 DEBUG   : /dev/sdb1 probed as ext4dev
12:33:43 DEBUG   : isys.py:mount()- going to mount /tmp/sdb1 on /mnt/sysimage
Comment 2 Radek Vykydal 2008-10-02 10:47:17 EDT
Fixed with commit a75ac8240e969e73bc781019f65d444d36d16526.
Will be included in
Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-10-02 11:45:34 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2009-01-20 16:37:38 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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