hda5 mounted - e2fsck: aborting

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Sat Apr 15 23:12:09 BST 2006

I am trying to re-create this (so that I can confirm it fixed):

> /dev/hda5       /media/hda5     ext3    defaults        0       2
> /dev/hda5       none            swap    sw              0       0

but failing.

I run this script before the install:

# mkext3swap.sh
# sets up the partitions for:
# 0:14:20 AM) Kamion: CarlFK: what's happening is, /dev/hda5 was originally 
ext3, and the installer automatically marked it to be mounted on /media/hda5
# (10:14:36 AM) Kamion: CarlFK: then you told partman to make it a swap 
partition instead
# (10:15:17 AM) Kamion: CarlFK: but partman forgot to clear its notion of the 
current filesystem for /dev/hda5 (acting_filesystem), which is what the fstab.d 
generator scripts look at
# (10:15:30 AM) Kamion: CarlFK: so partman thought it was both swap *and* 
mounted on /media/hda5#

set -x
# not sure what will be mounted, so unmount just incase
umount /dev/hda1
umount /dev/hda5
swapoff /dev/hda5

# wipe the old partition table
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1

# create ext3 on hda1 and 3
sfdisk --no-reread --force /dev/hda <<EOF
unit: sectors

/dev/hda1 : start=       63, size=  9500000, Id=83, bootable
/dev/hda2 : start=  9500063, size=   738990, Id= 5
/dev/hda3 : start=        0, size=        0, Id= 0
/dev/hda4 : start=        0, size=        0, Id= 0
/dev/hda5 : start=  9500065, size=   738927, Id=83

mke2fs -j /dev/hda1
mke2fs -j /dev/hda5

Then install using 

It shows hda1 and hda5 as ext3, I set 1 to / and 5 to swap.
I don't get:
 > /dev/hda5       /media/hda5     ext3    defaults        0       2

Here are the files from the box that had the 2 entries:
http://dev.personnelware.com/carl/temp/Apr03/d/ (I bumpped the date to keep them 
from being cleaned out by my temp cleaner-outer cron job)

Any idea what I need to do to get the two entries?


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