Opened 17 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#140 closed enhancement (fixed)

Fatal error when creating boot disks

Reported by: mbwillma Owned by: Bruno Cornec
Priority: normal Milestone: 2.2.3
Component: mindi Version: 2.2.1
Severity: normal Keywords: tags$


Mindi dies when creating the boot disk. Looks to be a problem with the loop device. Looks like the same issue as #121.

CentOS 4.4 with:

mondo-2.2.1-1.rhel4 mindi-busybox-1.2.2-1.rhel4 mindi-1.2.1-1.rhel4 buffer-1.19-1 afio-2.4.7-1

Clean reboot, then mondoarchive immediately afterward gets the same result.

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mondo-archive.log (98.2 KB ) - added by mbwillma 17 years ago.
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Change History (39)

by mbwillma, 17 years ago

Attachment: mondo-archive.log added

Mondo log

by mbwillma, 17 years ago

Attachment: mindi.log added

Mindi log

comment:1 by Bruno Cornec, 17 years ago

Could you check that your kernel follows mondo's requirements (Cf: This error could be linked to a missing module:

Making 1722KB boot disk...........................mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0,
1690 	       or too many mounted file systems

comment:2 by Philippe Michel, 17 years ago

I have the same problem with the same versions on a few CentOS 4.4 or RHEL 4u4 machines.

I don't think this is related to kernels missing some requirements since since it works on other machines and mindi-1.2.0-2.rhel4 / mindi-busybox-1.2.1-2.rhel4 / mondo-2.2.0-2.rhel4 works fine in all cases.

In my sample, the failures happened on machines with relatively little memory (256 Mb or less) while there is no problem on those with 1+ Gb.

comment:3 by Damien Monk, 17 years ago

I am also having the same problem with CentOS. I was hoping the latest update on the 11th would fix it but it didnt. If anyone has any update on this it would be great to share. Thanks Damien

comment:4 by Bruno Cornec, 17 years ago

In summary what you say is:

  • The problem is with mindi
  • It works with mindi 1.2.0
  • It doesn't work with mindi 1.2.1
  • It won't work with mindi 1.2.2 (a preliminary version is available on the ftp site. Check it with the relative mondo 2.2.2 please)

Does mindi run alone exhibit the same ? If yes, could you run it with sh -x mindi 2>&1 > /tmp/mindi.trc and attach that file here ?

comment:5 by Damien Monk, 17 years ago

I uninstalled the mindi 1.2.2 and mondo 2.2.2-1 and installed mindi 1.2.0 and mondo 2.2.0 and it does now seem to be working. The latest version of mindi and mondo was my first attempt at centos. You are a genius bruno. Do you think I may run into problems with the versions above that I changed to or do you think I will be ok? Also do you want me to still post my findings about mindi running. I had tested mindi by its self before and it failed until I went into the configuration file and disabled the section that tells it to make floppy disks. Then mindi ran its test ok. Do you think this has anything to do with my problem. If you still want me to I will run the test you suggested and post. Thanks for your great support.

comment:6 by Damien Monk, 17 years ago

I am responding with my findings. I successfully backed up Centos4.4 using the following packages mondo-2.2.0-2.rhel4.i586.rpm, afio-2.4.7-1.i586.rpm, buffer-1.19-1.i386.rpm, mindi-1.2.0-2.rhel4.i586.rpm and mindi-busybox-1.2.2-2.rhel4.i586.rpm. I was able to run the command “mondoarchive -OVoi -F -d /backup” and the images backed up to the directory /backup. I then used WinSCP3 to access the machine from my windows machine and copy the ISOs from the backup dir. I also had to copy the mondorescue boot ISO from the /root/images/mindi/ dir. This was needed to boot the machine into mondo rescue. I then burned the cds with Nero and booted to the mondorescue boot cd and it gave a failure at first on formatting the drive but I rebooted and it took. I went thru the setup screens with “nuke” automatic option and inserted the iso cds as needed. The whole restore process took about 30 min and when it was done I had a fully functional machine is the exact state as I backed up on a completely fresh drive. Bruno you are a master and I could not of done it without your post. Thank You and Thank you to all the people that made mondo possible. You guys have saved my life with this.


comment:7 by Bruno Cornec, 17 years ago

Component: mindi-busyboxmindi
Milestone: 2.2.2
Status: newassigned

From all the info posted here I think there is potentially 2 problems, different but exhibiting nearly the same result for you:

1/ Lack of ext2 support in your kernel (Built-in or module). Please check that CentOS 4 kernel includes ext2 (try to mount an ext2 FS manually)

2/ a call to losetup is done wrongly (IMO) in mindi. Could you try to apply the latest modif in rev [1301] to your 2.2.2 instance and report back again.

comment:8 by Philippe Michel, 17 years ago

The last packages, with mindi-1.2.2-1.rhel4, work for me.

comment:9 by Bruno Cornec, 17 years ago

Thanks for the report !

Could the other people who had issues test with the latest version available on the ftp server (still not the final 2.2.2, but near from it)

comment:10 by Bruno Cornec, 17 years ago

Now that 2.2.2 is officially published on could you check again if this has been solved for good.

comment:12 by Bruno Cornec, 17 years ago


Now that 2.2.3 is officially published on could you check again if this has been solved for good or not ? I'd like to close the bug asap. (Do not use 2.2.2 it has a nasty bug on bzip2 compression)

comment:13 by Damien Monk, 17 years ago

Good work Bruno, I am now able to use mondo2.2.3-1 and Mindi1.2.3-1 along with the latest versions of afio and buffer for rhel4 on my centos4.4. No failures as before.

Thank You

comment:14 by Bruno Cornec, 17 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

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