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Windows VFAT support

asked 2015-02-17 17:40:33 +0300

gbarnas gravatar image

The current build of cloudbase-init we're using is oct-2014 and this does not support config drive in vfat format. I found a patch here:

I've tested this by installing cloudbase-init and then overlaying the python files, but this does not seem to work. The config drive shows up in Windows as an unrecognized disk. Not usable.

Has this patch been tested? (we are on Icehouse) If so, are there plans to integrate this into the MSI installer? We are in urgent need of getting this resolved.


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cpopa gravatar imagecpopa ( 2015-03-05 09:42:36 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-02-17 18:04:58 +0300

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Hi, we have a patch almost ready for VFAT support which wont require low level management of the physical partition. I'll follow up as soon as it's available for review, probably already next week.



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Just a heads up, the patch is ready for review It will probably need some modifications in the installer to go along with it.

cpopa gravatar imagecpopa ( 2015-02-27 23:03:35 +0300 )edit

Great! Any idea when the patch will be integrated in the installer?

gbarnas gravatar imagegbarnas ( 2015-02-28 03:26:47 +0300 )edit

It will happen most likely this week.

cpopa gravatar imagecpopa ( 2015-03-01 16:58:00 +0300 )edit

Just making sure... I noticed that the config drive works if I boot the instance and run cloudbase-init from the command line, but it doesn't when run as a service when the instance first boots? Note, I am bypassing the included unattend.xml, thus solely depending on the service to all the work.

gbarnas gravatar imagegbarnas ( 2015-03-10 15:35:57 +0300 )edit

Do you have the cloudbase-init log? It will help us if there's any problem with the feature.

cpopa gravatar imagecpopa ( 2015-03-10 17:11:44 +0300 )edit

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