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Bug 56070 - RFE: Include fsck.ext2 in netstg1.img/hdstg1.img
RFE: Include fsck.ext2 in netstg1.img/hdstg1.img
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-11-12 08:54 EST by Pekka Pietikäinen
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:48:15 EST
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Description Pekka Pietikäinen 2001-11-12 08:54:12 EST
fsck.ext2 would be quite useful to have available in the ftp/hd install

I noticed the need when upgrading a system to 7.2 and the system
(previously running 7.1) didn't want to unmount cleanly for whatever
reason. The upgrade refused to continue because the filesystem was
uncleanly mounted, and there was no easy way of fixing the situation. 

The workaround I came up with was mknod /tmp/sda5 b 8 5, mount /tmp/sda5
/mnt/sysimage/bin/mount -r -o remount /tmp/sda5 (the bootimage mount
doesn't seem to
support -r), /mnt/sysimage/sbin/fsck.ext2 /tmp/sda5, umount /tmp/sda5 and
then the upgrade could continue. Not exactly trivial, but it works.

For 8.x it'll probably be less of an issue, though, as ext3 shouldn't have
this problem.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-03-14 20:32:43 EST
Added in CVS
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-04-01 18:03:47 EST
Confirmed in re0401.0.
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:48:15 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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