Bug 2032 - install /mnt/proc problems at SILO installation
install /mnt/proc problems at SILO installation
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: aboot (Show other bugs)
6.0
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-04-07 11:51 EDT by Cristian Gafton
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-15 17:51:31 EDT
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Description Cristian Gafton 1999-04-07 11:51:04 EDT
Installing "Everything" causes SILO installation to
fail.  The error reported is "mount failed: device or
resource busy".

I checked and it was trying to mount procfs under
/mnt/proc, but procfs was already mounted there, which
explains the failure.

So I by hand ran "umount /mnt/proc" in VC2's shell.
Then I selected "RETRY" and the bootloader installation
worked just fine.

Choosing a more minimal installation makes this problem
go away.  This means that some packages postinstall
process causes /mnt/proc to be mounted.

My suggested fix is to force a "umount /mnt/proc" before
SILO installation code runs in the installer, ignoring
the error status.  This will guarentee that the problem
will not occur.

I can test the fix for this here, just send me a new
tftpboot install image for sparc64.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-07-15 17:51:59 EDT
this seems fixed in the errrata install2.

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