[Mageia-discuss] One Beta more install story

WALKER RICHARD richard.j.walker at ntlworld.com
Sat Feb 25 22:21:39 CET 2012

I'm pretty sure I don't know how this relates to 4645, but I have a
gut feeling that there is a link somewhere.
Perceived Problem 1: we have hal, usdisks 1 and 2 pushing and shoving
each other in the scramble to manage fixed and removable storage.
Perceived Problem 2: a manifestation of this we have both seen in
connection with trying to use urpmi after a fresh install. I have to
say that I think my first guess was wrong; this is probably unrelated
to udisks (1) because with only udisks2 installed, the error message
can only have come from a udisks2-related script or binary.
Actual Problem 3: I do not know what tools are thought to be essential
for managing storage devices and I don't know why urpmi should be
trying to use one when all I am trying to do is get a mirror list from

So I suppose the only point of similarity is that we both got the same
error message from two different setups.


On 25/02/2012, Juergen Harms <Juergen.Harms at unige.ch> wrote:
> Re the udisk problem
> I see a little bit clearer: it looks as if udisk2
> - does not work when I chroot (as it happens) from a Mageia 1 system
> into cauldron (beta1)
> - does work flawlessly when I boot into the cauldron system; but this
> cauldron system is really a minimum system, no desktop, no gtk (I want
> to use it to clarify a BuildRequires problem): it only gives me a
> command-line console, chroot would be much more comfortable (having
> filesystems mounted on both systems and having all the comfort of guis
> for editing and consulting documents on the base system).
> I guess (can somebody confirm, please), that it must be possible to do
> unrestricted urpmi with chroot (both DVD and remote repositories) and
> that this is probably a plain bug: udisk2 does not work with chroot. I
> had done a first try (before I came to this clear working hypothesis)
> and had installed - udisk (udisk2? I do not remember) - to no avail. But
> that had, trying what-if stuff, gone a little out of hand, and I now
> started on a new minimum system.
> I just tried to do a chroot into my old Mageia 1 Alpha file-system -
> which is a full install, with desktop and all and which runs OK: same
> udisk error message there, hence probably not a problem specific to
> minimum installs.
> All this is quite time-consuming, booting all over the place, remaking
> systems, I am a little bit frustrated. But, before crying "bug" I should
> still repeat the entire thing once more.
> How does this relate to bugzilla #4645 - do you want to have this
> discussion there?
> Juergen

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