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Bug 88: CLOSED

tazusb should warn on unusable filesystem type

Date: 2013-01-05 06:32 - Creator: facttech - Priority standard - 2 messages

Currently, tazusb will not complain when asked to create a bootable 
partition that is formatted as a FAT filesystem, and reports success. The 
created liveUSB will be partially functional, but have issues such as:

1) trying to boot from the first menu item (Live Session) will not work,
but trying to boot from the second menu item will.

2) automatic or manual logins to tux user will not work, but it will be 
possible to login as root.

This seems to be a known problem, but the root cause of the issue was 
not clear from the presented symptoms and can provide a bad (and 
false) impression of SliTaz to new users.

It seems like a good idea to have tazusb check the partition type and halt with 
a warning if an unsupported filesystem is in use. It would be even more 
user-friendly for tazusb to offer 
to reformat the partition with an appropriate filesystem type (e.g. ext4) and 
then proceed with the liveusb creation.

Affected package(s): tazusb


By: bellard on 2014-03-26 20:40

vfat and ntfs don't support uid, gid and mod bits.
posixovl add their support but is used with wrong arguments.
Should be fixed by  hg.slitaz.org/slitaz-boot-scripts/rev/e147902153c1

By: pankso on 2014-04-25 12:48

So we need TAT32 liveusb testing before 5.0!!!