Bug 507433 - Unable to mount filesystem error during installation
Unable to mount filesystem error during installation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: e2fsprogs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Eric Sandeen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-22 14:31 EDT by Andrew McNabb
Modified: 2010-06-28 09:13 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 09:13:17 EDT
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anaconda.log (41.21 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-22 14:31 EDT, Andrew McNabb
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program.log (22.43 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-22 14:39 EDT, Andrew McNabb
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Description Andrew McNabb 2009-06-22 14:31:00 EDT
I got the following error message:

"An error occurred mounting device /dev/sda2 as /: mount failed: (2, None).  This is a fatal error and the install cannot continue."

I tried checking to see whether this was already in Bugzilla.  My bug seems similar to bug 505407 and 492727 but is not the same as either of these.  If I go to another virtual terminal, I cannot successfully mount /dev/sda2 by hand.  I tried specifically setting -t ext3 and -t ext4, but neither worked.

I will attach a few log files that seem relevant.
Comment 1 Andrew McNabb 2009-06-22 14:31:26 EDT
Created attachment 348956 [details]
Comment 2 Andrew McNabb 2009-06-22 14:39:26 EDT
Created attachment 348958 [details]

The program.log seems to show that the filesystem was created.
Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2009-06-29 14:59:26 EDT
This sounds like a filesystem bug that I heard rumors of when we were working on F11.  However, I do not know if there's an actual bug report tracking this problem.
Comment 4 Eric Sandeen 2009-10-06 10:26:42 EDT
Somehow this bug totally fell off my radar.  Is this still a problem?  I'm guessing not or people would have screamed at me more ... :)

For next time, though:

> If I go to another virtual terminal, I cannot successfully mount /dev/sda2
> by hand. I tried specifically setting -t ext3 and -t ext4, but neither worked.

the next step is to type "dmesg" and see why the kernel failed to mount it.

Comment 5 Andrew McNabb 2009-10-06 12:55:49 EDT
Anaconda bugs are really hard to test, both because reinstalling can be a pain and because new installation initrds are rarely published.  When the Fedora 12 beta comes out, I will definitely keep an eye out for this.
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