Bug 128768 - --ro option in mount root fs ignored
--ro option in mount root fs ignored
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-07-29 06:28 EDT by Alexey
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-02 18:36:47 EDT
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Description Alexey 2004-07-29 06:28:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
when mounting rootfs in linuxrc command is 
mount -o $rootopts --ro -t $rootfs $rootdev /sysroot" >> $RCFILE
--ro option ignored by mount and root mounted in rw mode
-o ro in place of --ro - is solution
version util-linux is 2.12-18

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. plase line like /dev/md1 / ext3 rw 1 1 in /etc/fstab
2. run mkinitrd, lilo...etc
3. beboot

Actual Results:  at startup system drops you in resqueue console 
whist message that rootfs can't be check becouse it is already 

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-08-02 18:36:47 EDT
This is because you're explicitly saying that / should be mounted rw
in your fstab and mkinitrd will listen to this.  You really want
'defaults' there, not 'rw'.

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