Adding new volumes to Ubuntu 20.04

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Ken Harford

Apr 4, 2022, 3:54:15 PM4/4/22
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Hi Packer people,

I am having a terrible time trying to create new volumes for /tmp /var /home via packer.

I am using /dev/nvme1n* for my volumes having permission issues when trying to write to new volumes.

I am able to make mkfs on the volumes and mount them.

==> amazon-ebs.example: Provisioning with shell script: /tmp/packer-shell3185452200
==> amazon-ebs.example: mke2fs 1.45.5 (07-Jan-2020)
    amazon-ebs.example: Creating filesystem with 5242880 4k blocks and 1310720 inodes
    amazon-ebs.example: Filesystem UUID: 850a46bc-82e4-4f46-a203-fce34dc66ba3
    amazon-ebs.example: Superblock backups stored on blocks:
    amazon-ebs.example:     32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632, 2654208,
    amazon-ebs.example:     4096000
    amazon-ebs.example: Allocating group tables: done
    amazon-ebs.example: Writing inode tables: done
    amazon-ebs.example: Creating journal (32768 blocks): done
    amazon-ebs.example: Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done
    amazon-ebs.example: /dev/nvme1n1 /tmp ext4 defaults 1 2
==> amazon-ebs.example: Uploading ./defaults.cfg => /tmp/defaults.cfg
==> amazon-ebs.example: Upload failed: scp: /tmp/defaults.cfg: Permission denied

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated?


Alvaro Miranda Aguilera

Apr 5, 2022, 5:26:15 PM4/5/22
Can you share a Zip file with packer template and scripts?

File provisioning will happen with the user you defined for connection

/tmp and /var/tmp require special permissions
I think 1777

As the system is already running, if you still have issues after setting permissions, you could mount those devices in auxiliary path, or update /etc/fstab and try reboot


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