[rjones at redhat.com: Re: Suggestions on building VM disks from scratch]

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Thu Apr 12 05:34:34 UTC 2012

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 02:44:26AM +0100, Dale Amon wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 11:44:22PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 10:13:26PM +0100, Dale Amon wrote:
> > > Here's another nasty bug and some pointers from the developers
> > > to how to fix it.
> > 
> > Thanks.  I've requested a sync of febootstrap from unstable to fix this.
> Colin: 
> As of the -23 kernel the problems are still there. Do you
> know if that update happened or not?

febootstrap was updated, yes.  (You can check that for yourself here:

> Here's some output from just tonight. I did a dselect 
> just this afternoon:
> ><fs> sparse newdisk 30G
> ><fs> run
> warning: Unable to get device geometry for /var/tmp/guestfs.wcyQC2/root
> febootstrap-supermin-helper: ext2: parent directory not found: /lib: File not found by ext2_lookup
> libguestfs: error: external command failed, see earlier error messages
> ><fs> 

I'm afraid that's beyond me; I'm not a virtualisation expert, I was just
responding to a mail that seemed easily actionable.  If you file a bug
report about this I can see if I can get somebody on our server team to
take a look.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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