Bug 120044 - kernel ignores rw boot parameter and mounts rootfs ro
kernel ignores rw boot parameter and mounts rootfs ro
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-04-05 10:41 EDT by Victor Ashik
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 15:28:07 EDT
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Description Victor Ashik 2004-04-05 10:41:48 EDT
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Reboot RHEL3
2. Press a in the GRUB menu
3. Replace ro with rw and add init=/bin/sh
4. Press Enter
5. mount /proc
6. cat /proc/mounts
Actual results:
/ mounted ro

Expected results:
/ mounted rw

Additional info:
Comment 5 Peter Staubach 2005-06-24 13:40:49 EDT
A workaround --

Use the command, "mount -o rw,remount /" once the shell is running.
Comment 6 Peter Staubach 2005-06-24 13:42:16 EDT
This actually appears to be a bug in mkinitrd.  Let's let them take a peek
at this.
Comment 7 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 15:28:07 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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If you feel this bug is indeed mission critical, please contact your
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information on how this bug is affecting you.

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