Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 120044
kernel ignores rw boot parameter and mounts rootfs ro
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:01 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
/ mounted ro
/ mounted rw
A workaround --
Use the command, "mount -o rw,remount /" once the shell is running.
This actually appears to be a bug in mkinitrd. Let's let them take a peek
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