Bug 5662

Summary: 6.1 upgrade causes fsck error on boot
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: piller
Component: installerAssignee: Matt Wilson <msw>
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Version: 6.1   
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Hardware: i386   
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Last Closed: 1999-10-22 18:27:25 UTC Type: ---
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Description piller 1999-10-07 01:08:01 UTC
I have upgraded 3 machines from RH 6.0 to RH 6.1 and two of
the machines now fail the boot up process with a warning
about a partition or fsck error and kick me into a shell to
allow me to fix the problem (which so far I have not).
I run fsck on all of my paritions (/, /home/, /usr, /opt,
/tmp, /var) and they are clean with no problem.  I can
manually mount each partition and run the machine as root
user, network, you name it but when I reboot I get the same
error. I need to figure this out quick or save my data and
do a fresh install.

Comment 1 piller 1999-10-07 13:05:59 UTC
I posted this one, have now fixed problem.  Apparently the upgrade
changed the filesystem mount options in /etc/fstab so the filesystems
do not auto mount at boot.  To fix change the mount options to
"defaults" or add "auto" to the mount option list in /etc/fstab.

Comment 2 Tom Moertel 1999-10-17 14:00:59 UTC
I had the same problem: false fsck error occurring on bootup after
having upgraded from RH 5.2 to 6.1.  I fixed it by adding the -s
option to the second call to fsck in rc.sysinit:

  initlog -c "fsck -C -T -R -A -a -s $fsckoptions"

Works like a charm, but at the cost of parallel fsck checks on my

Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-10-20 20:15:59 UTC
This issue has been assigned to a developer for further action.

Comment 4 Jay Turner 1999-10-22 18:27:59 UTC
Not able to replicate in test lab.  Send more information if you are
able to provide more specific examples.

Comment 5 Isak Prohovnik 1999-12-14 14:57:59 UTC
After upgrade to 6.1, and following several successful configurations and
reboots, on one reboot it refused to mount /var; althopugh fsck reported
'clean', it also reported 'failed' and dropped me into root logi