Bug 823883 - virt-make-fs -t fat fails with an obscure error message
virt-make-fs -t fat fails with an obscure error message
Product: Virtualization Tools
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Component: libguestfs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard W.M. Jones
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Reported: 2012-05-22 07:29 EDT by Richard W.M. Jones
Modified: 2012-05-24 07:33 EDT (History)
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Description Richard W.M. Jones 2012-05-22 07:29:31 EDT
Description of problem:

I thought that 'fat' would be a valid filesystem type, but
apparently it's not:

$ virt-make-fs -t fat --partition=mbr libguestfs-1.18.0.tar.gz disk.img
Formatting 'disk.img', fmt=raw size=44308070 
mkfs: fat: /dev/vda1: mkfs.fat: No such file or directory at /usr/bin/virt-make-fs line 459.

(-t vfat works).  I think the error message could be improved.
Could we also have a way to detect what filesystems are supported
by various operations (eg. mount, mkfs, etc?)

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Comment 1 Richard W.M. Jones 2012-05-24 07:31:34 EDT
Fixed upstream in commit 975a41db20eff2b5edf510f8a65005c915b21f27.

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