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Bug#245012: installation-reports: d-i permit to create file systems not mountable when rebooted

On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 02:46 +0200, Giuseppe Sacco wrote:
> hd:4 root=/dev/hda4 rw
> but the kernel was unable to mount the root partition probably because
> XFS isn't compiled into the default kernel (2.4.25-powerpc-pmac).
> I reinstalled everthing using ext3 and the new system mounted the root
> partition correctly.
> I believe that all filesystems offered during the installation need to
> be compiled *into* the kernel.

They are provided as modules in an initrd. You must boot with the

> When rebooting (with ext3) I found that /etc/fstab contained only one

I think this is because you didn't complete the installation process.

> After rebooting I kept the installation process until prompted for APT
> sources. The system found the installation CD inserted so it indexed it,
> but then I was unable to specify a different CD I have because I couldn't
> eject the first CD. I had to switch to the second console, login as root,
> execute eject, read the error message, find out the device name for the
> cdrom, execute 'eject /dev/hdc', switch back to the first console.
> Then I selected to do not use aptitude, dselect or apt-get and I still
> got a message about installing popularity-context but APT stopped
> asking for a cdrom but it couldn't mount it because of the wrong /etc/fstab
> After creating /etc/fstab, APT worked correctly.

And probably this too, then.


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