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Bug#579948: SunBlade 1000 installation report - fails to mount root partition on /target

reassign 579948 partman-base
severity 579948 serious

On Sunday 02 May 2010, Jurij Smakov wrote:
> Comments/Problems:
> The display of partition sizes appears to be all screwed up (see the
> first attached screenshot).

Possibly a regression in libparted for sparc disklabel. Please send the 
partman.log and also the output of 'fdisk -l' for that disk.

> Attempt to mount /dev/sdb2 as / on /target fails with "invalid
> argument" (see second attached screenshot). My guess is that it
> happens because mount gets an argument -t ext3, while the partition is
> ext4, and mounts fine from the shell if I do not specify a type
> argument. Perhaps, mke2fs default has changed without installer being
> aware of it?

Not sure about this. Could also be related to the first issue.

How exactly did you partition the disk? The first screenshot shows sdb2 as 
ext3, not as ext4.

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