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Bug#58989: marked as done (Cannot mount new partitions outside of root)

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From: Toomas Tamm <tt-debian@kky.ttu.ee>
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Subject: Cannot mount new partitions outside of root
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Package: boot-floppies
Version: 2.2.7

During the installation process, partitions can be initialized and
mounted at user-specified locations. If I want a new partition be
mounted in a directory several levels deep, and some components of the
path have not yet been created, e.g. /var/www or /home/1 , the
operation fails with "no such file or directory".

The system should create (in the above examples) /var or /home (and
any other path components), possibly prompting the user before doing

If my memory serves correclty, in slink this worked as expected.

Another alternative could be to add an option "create directories"
into the installation menu.

Oh yes, I know I have another console to use for a workaround.

Toomas Tamm                  tt-debian@kky.ttu.ee
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Subject: bugs closed in boot-floppies 2.2.11
From: Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com>
Date: 23 Apr 2000 15:48:14 -0400
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Thank you for your bug report.  This bug has been fixed in
boot-floppies 2.2.11, which is not part of the frozen or 'potato'
distribution of Debian.  The changelog for this version has been

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

boot-floppies (2.2.11) frozen unstable; urgency=3Dlow

  * Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
    - fdflush.c is_root_a_floppy.c lists.c nfsroot.c no_match.c:
      merged into util.c; these were all single function files, no need=
      have the spread around like that
    - compile warning cleanups
    - fixed logic for cdrom-install detection
    - rootdisk/rcS: perform the ramdisk mount for /tmp for anytime we a=
      on a readonly root. TODO: make it so the cdrom's don't have to do
      anything special. Take care of it all here.
    - more changes to support read-only root fs; trying to move stuff f=
      debian-cd to here
    - library reduction appears to work on sparc now (removed extraneous
      -lc from dbootstrap's LIBS and it fixed the problem)
    - dbootstrap/util.c: (getif_start)(getif)(getif_end): new functions
      that get the actual list of available interfaces, even allow for
      filtering to only the configured (up) interfaces. (is_network_up)
      returns number of active (up) interfaces. (is_interface_up) takes
      the name of an interface as an argument and returns true if the
      interface is active (up), 0 if not, and -1 if error (doesn't exis=
    - changed most calls from is_network_configured() to is_network_up(=
) so
      that we get a real feel of if the network is actually running (as
      opposed to just having the config files laying around from a
      previous install attempt)
    - main_menu.c: in addition to checking is_network_configured() also
      check is_network_up() to make sure it is actually running
    - final updates to support read-only filesystems. TODO, make this t=
      default setup, since it works both ways. Just with read-only, we
      need to mount a ramdisk on /tmp
    - syslogd.c: use realpath() instead of readlink()
    - dbootstrap: removed kernel_image_filename and drivers_filename, a=
      simply use the #define's throughout (always the same value anyway)
    - dbootstrap/bootconfig.c: silo image requires the Arch2 extension
    - mount_any():make sure we create all directories up to the mountpo=
    - Allow the hostname to be configured by itself
    - scripts/rescue/install.sh: install config.gz if it exists to
      /boot/config-$version (the same as the kernel-image package would)
    - rescue.sh, kernel.sh, Makefile: create, install, and dep on confi=
      for all archs. This creates a config.gz on the rescue floppy
      (stripped of blank lines and comments for compactness) so that it
      can then be installed on the base system.
  * Risko Gergely <risko@njszki.hu>: Hungarian updates
  * Ji=F8=ED Ma=B9=EDk <masik@debian.cz>: Czech updates
  * Yoshizumi Endo <y-endo@ceres.dti.ne.jp>: Japanese updates
  * Adam Di Carlo <aph@debian.org>
    - root.bin: add /dev/md* (closes part of Bug#61065);
    - root.bin make /dev/sr# symlink to /dev/scd# if the former doesn't=
      (closes: Bug#61679)
    - dbootstrap: fix minor bug where bmap was called bmp in err msg
    - dbootstrap: start more verbose syslogging, i.e., when we mount and
      format stuff; consistency of message box titles; fix the "touch: =
      many levels of symbolic links" problem when configuring drivers
    - documentation/Makefile: fix deps for creating docs
    - README-Users: some updates, spell fixes, and clarifications
    - documentation/*: some unfortunately rather minor updates; expand =
      flavors documentation; mention that ARM is supported
    - documentation/defaults.ent: turn on FIXME for now
  * Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>
    - kbdconfig.c: fix keyboard maps for PowerMac
    - add miBoot for oldworld powermac floppy support
    - add hfsutils build dependency on powerpc
    - always download APUS kernel on powerpc
    - fix tarball organization on powerpc
    - fix a dbootstrap segfault on powerpc
    - tell dbootstrap that /vmlinux (as opposed to /vmlinuz) might be a
      successfully installed kernel
    - making the hard drive bootable has a long, long way to go - and n=
      is corrupting the display - but otherwise, installation on a powe=
      now succeeds!  Needs more documentation... (closes: Bug#58779)
    - Enable PowerMac PCMCIA support.
  * Erik Andersen <andersen@lineo.com>: busybox fixes (closes: Bug#6233=
  * Vincent Renardias <vincent@debian.org>:
    - French updates
    - dbootstrap typo fixes
    - reordered the keymaps
  * Van Buggenhaut <wana5703@wanadoo.be>: French updates
  * Nick Holgate <holgate@debian.org>:
    - VME porting -- fix MVME detection (closes: Bug#54660)
    - m68k porting; m68k no longer builds 720k disks
  * Marcin Owsiany <porridge@pandora.info.bielsko.pl>: Polish updates
  * Marcel Harkema <marcel@debian.org>:
    - http-fetch fixes relevant to proxies; virtual hosts now supported
  * Randolph Chung <tausq@debian.org>
    - fix an interaction with modconf, fixing the "wrong tty" problem
      (closes: Bug#60182)
    - i386 flavors documentation added
  * Christian T. Steigies <cts@debian.org>
    - m68k porting: fixes in release.sh and keymaps
  * Pedro Guerreiro <digito@bigfoot.com>
    - re-enable Portugues keymaps (closes: Bug#58563)
    - re-enable Greek keymaps
  * Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS <edmundo@rano.org>:
    - fixes to 'bogl' stuff
  * David Huggins-Daines <dhd@debian.org>:
    - Alpha porting:
      + experimental support for installing APB and kernel on a FAT
      + workaround MILO problems by using 1024 byte blocks in mke2fs
      + 'make bootable' should work now
  * Ross Boylan <RossBoylan@stanfordalumni.org>
    - README-Overview updated (then updated more by Adam)
  * Mark van Walraven <markv@wave.co.nz>
    - make libfdisk ignore partitions that don't appear in /proc/partit=
      which previously caused assertion 'partition->name' (closes: Bug#=

 -- Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>  Fri, 21 Apr 2000 11:12:40 -0400

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