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#1 2021-01-05 20:06:53

wolfsnase
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no ext3 and ext4 option for formatting partitions during installation

I'm just installing Devuan Beowulf on my laptop. I've installed Debian quite a lot in expert mode so went to install Devuan with expert mode as well. During the setup of the partitions, if only had the option to format the partitions with ext2 (besides some DOS/Win file systems), but no ext3 or ext4 option was available. Am I misssing something or is Devuan really comming without ext3 / ext4?

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#2 2021-01-05 20:14:23

F_Sauce
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From: Noreg
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Re: no ext3 and ext4 option for formatting partitions during installation

Hei.

No, this is a strange case, ext4 is on all mine partitions.
Maybe you could elaborate a bit more on: hardware, install medium, procedure ...?

Last edited by F_Sauce (2021-01-05 20:18:58)

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#3 2021-01-05 20:20:13

wolfsnase
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Re: no ext3 and ext4 option for formatting partitions during installation

Hardware is quite an old iron, a Dell E6500, but I had no problem getting ext3 and ext4 formatted partitions when I installed Debian 2016 on this machine. The installation medium is an USB stick.

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#4 2021-01-05 20:32:09

wolfsnase
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Re: no ext3 and ext4 option for formatting partitions during installation

This is a bit strange: I just restarted the installation not in expert mode, but with 'install' (first option on first screen). It now gives me all the filesystems options that I'd expect, including ext3 and ext4.

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#5 2021-01-05 20:34:23

F_Sauce
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Re: no ext3 and ext4 option for formatting partitions during installation

Hi again.

Is this a fresh install, or are you migrating?
I have never experienced the lack of ext(x) options during an installation, I've done quite a few.
You may have issues with the install medium/image; perhaps you could try download Devuan again, and start afresh?

Cheers,
Olav

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#6 2021-01-05 20:39:35

F_Sauce
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Re: no ext3 and ext4 option for formatting partitions during installation

wolfsnase wrote:

This is a bit strange: I just restarted the installation not in expert mode, but with 'install' (first option on first screen). It now gives me all the filesystems options that I'd expect, including ext3 and ext4.

OK smile

Still strange though; you should have the same options in expert mode.
In any-case, hope you find a good solution and do well, and enjoy Devuan!!

Cheers,
Olav

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#7 2021-01-05 20:40:44

wolfsnase
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Re: no ext3 and ext4 option for formatting partitions during installation

There's an old Debian on the machine and I intend to just nail Devuan over it. That's not a migration, I guess.  The installation medium seems to be ok so far.

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#8 2021-01-06 17:08:58

chris2be8
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Re: no ext3 and ext4 option for formatting partitions during installation

Where did you get the installation medium from? And when did you download it? What version of Devuan does it say it is?

Chris

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#9 2021-01-06 19:08:12

EDX-0
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Re: no ext3 and ext4 option for formatting partitions during installation

the mirror you used may have a corrupted installer image, did you verify the checksum?

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#10 2021-01-07 10:06:23

PedroReina
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Re: no ext3 and ext4 option for formatting partitions during installation

wolfsnase wrote:

This is a bit strange: I just restarted the installation not in expert mode, but with 'install' (first option on first screen). It now gives me all the filesystems options that I'd expect, including ext3 and ext4.

May be in expert mode you accidentaly skipped one screen. I did it sometimes and went to bizarre situations as you described. I prefer the expert method anyway, but sometimes a small error gives you trouble: just be aware.

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