Bug 164293 - boot fails because of usb hard drive (hdd) entry in /etc/fstab
boot fails because of usb hard drive (hdd) entry in /etc/fstab
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-07-26 13:09 EDT by Joseph Shraibman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-27 10:27:44 EDT
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Description Joseph Shraibman 2005-07-26 13:09:34 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have this entry in /etc/fstab for my usb hard drive

/dev/sda1              /mnt/usb-hdd                ext3    user,noauto        0 1

The problem is that after I upgraded to the latest kernel my computer refuses to boot.  When mounting filesystems it complains about an invalid device (can't cut and paste the 

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Put the above line in your /etc/fstab

Actual Results:  During boot it complained about an invalid device.  It then dropped me to a root shell and rebooted after I left the root shell.  I had to comment out the line in /etc/fstab

Expected Results:  boot should have continued.  The mount point was noauto

Additional info:

I'm pretty sure this bug happened after I upgraded kernels, but I'm not sure.  It could be something else I upgraded.  The machine in question is headless so I can't easily play around rebooting it with different kernels.
Comment 1 Joseph Shraibman 2005-07-27 10:27:44 EDT
never mind, this bug is not a regression.  It was caused by the 1 in the last
fstab field. 

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