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From: Frans Pop <fjp@fjpop.homelinux.net>
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Subject: partman - errors when reusing existing ext3
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Package: installation-reports
Severity: important

INSTALL REPORT

Debian-installer-version: sarge-i386-netinst.iso (02-Mar-2004)
from http://gluck.debian.org/cdimage/testing/daily/i386/current/
uname -a: Linux sauron 2.4.24-1-386 #1 Wed Feb 18 19:44:56 EST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: March 3 2004
Method: Boot from Debian Installer CD (in hdc); normal installation

Machine: NEC Direction
Processor: Pentium III (Coppermine)
Memory: 256 MB
Root Device: I installed a spare IDE disk as hdb and used that for install

Root Size/partition table:  
hda: QUANTUM FIREBALLlct10 20 (unused for this install)
hdb: Maxtor 90430D3
hdc: Hewlett-Packard CD-Writer Plus 8100
hdd: PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-114

Disk /dev/hdb: 4311 MB, 4311982080 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 524 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot  Start  End   Blocks   Id  System      Mounted as
/dev/hdb1           1  135  1084356    b  W95 FAT32
/dev/hdb2         136  524  3124642+   5  Extended
/dev/hdb5         136  176   329301    6  FAT16
/dev/hdb6         177  480  2441848+  83  Linux       /     (ext3)
/dev/hdb7         481  500   160618+  83  Linux       /home (ext3)
/dev/hdb8         501  524   192748+  82  Linux swap  swap

Output of lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C693A/694x [Apollo PRO133x] (rev c4)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C598/694x [Apollo MVP3/Pro133x AGP]
00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 22)
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT8233/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 10)
00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 10)
00:07.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 10)
00:07.4 SMBus: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 30)
00:0e.0 Network controller: Eicon Technology Corporation Diva 2.01 S/T PCI (rev 01)
00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 43)
00:11.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
00:11.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 RF/SG AGP


Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [E]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Reboot:                 [O]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


Comments/Problems:
Great! Major improvements over Beta2. Far better usability for newbies.

For me this was the first time I used partman. Excelent tool.
I encountered one - in my view - fairly serious problem, one a bit less
important problem and have some usability suggestions.
Note: I ran the install 2 times and the errors were reproduced.

My second harddisk was already partitioned and formated (as listed above).
I wanted to do the following:
- reformat hdb6 as ext3 and mout as /
- mount existing hdb7 (ext3) as /home (keep data)
- reuse hdb8 as swap
I chose the method 'partition with custom settings'.

*** Problem: error when reusing hdb7 ***
For hdb7 I selected the the following options:
- Usage method: use existing format
- Mount point: /home
- other options: default

After 'finish partitioning and write changes', hdb6 was formatted correctly.
After that, d-i should just mount hdb7 on home, but I got the following messages:
- First dialog
  This ext2 filesystem has a rather strange layout! Parted can't resize this (yet).
- Second dialog
  Test of file system with type ext3 in partition #7 of ide1 slave found uncorrectable
  errors. If you do not go back and correct, the partition will not be used.

Note: _ext2_ in first dialog is _not_ a type; it really said 2
      (no wonder layout is strange ;-)

In second dialog I selected 'yes' (to correct errors), but this did _not_ return me
to partman. Instead D-I continued with 'Installing Debian Base'.
After installation the partition _was_ mounted normally (no data loss).

*** Problem: swap not in fstab (and not) mounted after installation ***
For hdb8 I selected the default option presented: 'Use existing'

However, after installation there was no entry in fstab for a swap partition
(and of course no swap mounted).

*** Usability suggestions ***
The current dialogs, especially in the beginning, give the suggestion that the only
function of partman is _partitioning_ and not also the selection of mountpoints.
This confused me at first.

I think this could be improved a lot with changes like:
'partition with custom settings'
-> 'partition disks and/or mount partitions with custom settings'
'finish partitioning and write changes'
-> 'finish partitioning, write changes (if any) and mount partitions'


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Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 22:25:47 +0200
From: Anton Zinoviev <anton@lml.bas.bg>
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Subject: Re: Bug#236069: partman - errors when reusing existing ext3
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On  4.III.2004 at 00:19 Frans Pop wrote:
> 
> *** Problem: error when reusing hdb7 ***
> For hdb7 I selected the the following options:
> - Usage method: use existing format
> - Mount point: /home
> - other options: default
> 
> After 'finish partitioning and write changes', hdb6 was formatted correctly.
> After that, d-i should just mount hdb7 on home, but I got the following messages:
> - First dialog
>   This ext2 filesystem has a rather strange layout! Parted can't resize this (yet).
> - Second dialog
>   Test of file system with type ext3 in partition #7 of ide1 slave found uncorrectable
>   errors. If you do not go back and correct, the partition will not be used.

I reassigned this problem to partman-ext3.  This bug is still here.

> *** Problem: swap not in fstab (and not) mounted after installation ***
> For hdb8 I selected the default option presented: 'Use existing'
> 
> However, after installation there was no entry in fstab for a swap partition
> (and of course no swap mounted).

This is fixed already.

> *** Usability suggestions ***
> The current dialogs, especially in the beginning, give the suggestion that the only
> function of partman is _partitioning_ and not also the selection of mountpoints.
> This confused me at first.
> 
> I think this could be improved a lot with changes like:
> 'partition with custom settings'
> -> 'partition disks and/or mount partitions with custom settings'
> 'finish partitioning and write changes'
> -> 'finish partitioning, write changes (if any) and mount partitions'

We will consider your proposal.

Thanks a lot for your installation report.

Anton Zinoviev



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