partconf-mkfstab 1.00 fails to create /etc/fstab
Hi, Debian-Installer folks!
Here's an IRC log from #debian-boot on irc.debian.org. Sorry, I'm a
big fan of kill/yank.
<elmig> maybe you can give a short explanation an pray to one of the experts
+it's paying attention
<Sebboh> Sure. The partconf-mkfstab thingy fails because it tries to
+about my floppy, but I don't have one. (FDC disabled in bios.) So,
+/target/etc/fstab isn't created properly, and then other scripts like the
+lilo installer can't find /, so that sucks. Solution: I enabled the FDC in
+bios. But, the mkfstab script-thingy should be modified, see?
<elmig> it should not fail...
<Sebboh> in short, for want of a floppy, my /etc/fstab still says # UNCONFIGURED
+FSTAB FOR BASE SYSTEM ... I traced the problem to mkfstab. I guess. I'm no
<elmig> you need to discuss that with an expert
<Sebboh> Well, I fixed it, now, debian is installed properly. I just
need to report
+it, and then go about my business. =) How do I do that?
<elmig> bus.debian.org (ed: sic)
<elmig> if you know the name of the package and version you can make it by
And, check this out!
~ # cat /var/log/debian-installer/package-versions | grep fstab
Anyway, hopefully this information helps you. I really like this new
debian-installer, (in the past, I've only used stable...) If there's
anything else I can do to help, just let me know. I can re-do the
installation and grab some logs, if you tell me what to grab...