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Old 10-09-2010, 06:07 PM   #1
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Boot issues in clean copy of slackware 13


Hi. A friend of mine threw me an OLPC (original model with 1GB of storage) that he was trying to put slackware in. He managed to install a minimal installation, but now it asks for the e2fstools (the stuff to run fsck on ext(2/3/4) partitions) which he didn't install (he formatted the "disk" as a single jfs partition). Is there any reason why it would want to have those tools given that there are no ext(2/3/4) type filesystems in that machine? And is there any specific init script (or udev rule) that can be edited to make it not try and check ext(2/3/4) partitions?
 
Old 10-10-2010, 12:40 AM   #2
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fsck is found in the e2fsprogs package. fsck "knows" how to find the file check programs for other file system types. /etc/rc.d/rc.S calls fsck on the root file system.

The jfsutils package installs a symlink from /sbin/fsck.jfs to /sbin/jfs_fsck.
 
Old 10-10-2010, 01:05 AM   #3
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Hi,
The e2fsprogs package contains libuuid which is dynamically linked into jfs_fsck. fsck -a is called from /etc/rc.d/rc.S at boot.

I learned this by looking at /var/log/packages/e2fsprogs... (which you wouldn't have if e2fsprogs is not installed).
To list the contents of a package use: xz -dc /path/to/e2fsprogs...txz | tar-1.13 -tf -
Also, I checked ldd /sbin/jfs_fsck

The package also includes some other libraries (libblkid, libss) which might get linked into binaries beyond ext{2,3,4} filesystems.
ext3 is also a default MODULE in mkinitrd.conf, although this might be irrelevant to your situation.

Cheers,
JH
 
Old 10-10-2010, 04:04 PM   #4
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Thanks. I'm gonna see if I can fit that thing into the already cramped 1GB "disk" that OLPC got.
 
Old 10-10-2010, 07:10 PM   #5
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Ooops. Had a browser screw-up (thanks to a botched upgrade).

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