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

On Sun, May 02, 2010 at 04:08:16PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> reassign 579948 partman-base
> severity 579948 serious
> thanks
> 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.

I've zeroed the beginning of the disk, then used guided partitioning 
for the entire disk, asking for /home to be on a separate partition. 
You are right, all messages in partman implied that partition is ext3, 
yet /proc/mounts showed it as ext4 when I mounted it manually from the 

I'll try to get the logs and fdisk output after partitioning.

Best regards,
Jurij Smakov                                           jurij@wooyd.org
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