[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#514209: Bug#514209: initscripts: doesn't fsck /dev/disk/by-label with spaces

Arthur Marsh arthur.marsh at internode.on.net
Tue Jul 7 20:00:39 UTC 2009

Petter Reinholdtsen wrote, on 08/07/09 04:05:
> [Arthur Marsh]
>> The drive would mount fine manually, but fsck.vfat claimed that it 
>> couldn't find the device, so it wouldn't mount at boot-up.
> As far as I can see, the init.d/checkfs.sh script just call fsck -A
> (and a few other arguments), and there is no code in the script to
> process /etc/fstab.
> There code in init.d/checkroot.sh process fstab, but should only work
> on /, so I assume it is not related to your problem.  You might try to
> replace 'read' with 'read -r' in the script and see if it solve your
> problem, but I doubt it and suspect your problem need to be fixed in
> fsck or fsck.vfat.
> Please test and let me know if -r solve your problem.  If I do not
> hear anything in a month, I'll reassign this issue to the package
> providing fsck.vfat.
> Happy hacking,

I added "-r" to the "read" command in /etc/init.d/checkroot.sh, then added:

/dev/disk/by-label/W-98\x20SE /win98se vfat 
defaults,users,uid=65534,gid=65534,umask=000,shortname=win95        0 

to /etc/fstab. At boot time, the filesystem fails to fsck, but gets 
mounted alright.

Wed Jul  8 05:16:01 2009: [/sbin/fsck.vfat (1) -- /win98se] fsck.vfat -a 
Wed Jul  8 05:16:01 2009: open /dev/disk/by-label/W-98x20SE:No such file 
or directory
Wed Jul  8 05:16:01 2009: dosfsck 3.0.3, 18 May 2009, FAT32, LFN
Wed Jul  8 05:16:01 2009: fsck died with exit status 1



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