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Old 07-25-2003, 11:43 PM   #1
tasadar
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problem with mke2fs


i'm trying to run the buildk file that comes with the ltsp_initrd_kit. It asks me a couple questions about my setup then fails at the command:
mke2fs -F -q -m 0 -N 200 initrd.ltsp 2500
then gives me the error:
./buildk: line 307: mke2fs: command not found
mke2fs failed!

the part i'm having problems with is even after i installed the e2fs programs from romfind i still can't execute any of the e2fs commands that are included with the rpm.

Any help will be apreciated, i really think i'm just overlooking something.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 02:53 AM   #2
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A PATH issue? Try doing (as root in a terminal):
updatedb
And then:
locate e2fsck
or whatever e2 app you wanna look for. See if it's in your PATH by echoing your path:
echo $PATH
If the location where e2fsck (or mke2fs) are located is outside the $PATH you probably will wanna either symlink them to a location with your PATH or edit your $PATH variable to reflect that location.

HTH

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Old 07-26-2003, 03:39 PM   #3
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you're right, it's not in my $PATH, how would i go about adding /sbin to the $PATH variable?
 
Old 07-26-2003, 04:00 PM   #4
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Well it all depends on which shell you are using.

For Bourne, bash, korn -

PATH="/sbin:${PATH}"
export PATH

For csh, tcsh -

set path = (/sbin ${path})
 
Old 07-26-2003, 10:11 PM   #5
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e2fsk may require root to run. Most programs in /sbin do so.
If you are running as root /sbin should be in your $PATH as most commands requiring root privileges are in /sbin or /usr/sbin.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 11:31 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by camelrider
e2fsk may require root to run. Most programs in /sbin do so.
If you are running as root /sbin should be in your $PATH as most commands requiring root privileges are in /sbin or /usr/sbin.
Apparently in newer versions of RH this is not the case. I am guessing they assume you will either know this and add it in your PATH yourself, OR that you are going to use gui tools that are bound with full path to accomplish most tasks.

Just an FYI..

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