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Bug#593654: installation-reports: [netinst squeeze daily 2010-08-18 amd64] Formatting of partitions fails due to missing /etc/mtab

Package: installation-reports
Severity: important
Tags: d-i

Disks were already partitioned from previous lenny installation, but they were
selected for formatting to install squeeze from scratch.

The installer failed on creating filesystem (tried ext3 and ext4).
Running mkfs.ext3 manually from console complained about missing /etc/mtab, so
mount status could not be determined.

"touch /etc/mtab" also makes the installer succeed creating the filesystem.

-- Package-specific info:

Boot method: cd
Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/arch-latest/amd64/iso-cd  2010-08-18
Date: <Date and time of the install>

Machine: desktop, core i5
Partitions: <df -Tl will do; the raw partition table is preferred>

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot:           [ ]
Detect network card:    [ ]
Configure network:      [ ]
Detect CD:              [ ]
Load installer modules: [ ]
Detect hard drives:     [ ]
Partition hard drives:  [ ]
Install base system:    [ ]
Clock/timezone setup:   [ ]
User/password setup:    [ ]
Install tasks:          [ ]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Overall install:        [ ]


<Description of the install, in prose, and any thoughts, comments
      and ideas you had during the initial install.>


Please make sure that the hardware-summary log file, and any other
installation logs that you think would be useful are attached to this
report. Please compress large files using gzip.

Once you have filled out this report, mail it to submit@bugs.debian.org.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing-proposed-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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