Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 38469
Kudzu misconfigures IDE ZIP drives
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:56 EDT
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Anaconda configured my IDE ZIP drive as /dev/hdd4 in /etc/fstab, and
created the mount point /mnt/zip100.0. I am using zip discs with an ext2
filesystem, so I changed the entry in /etc/fstab to /dev/hdd, and changed
the mount point to /mnt/zip so its easier to type. After rebooting the
system, kudzu revoked the /dev/hdd entry in /etc/fstab and added a
/dev/hdd4 entry back in, and it unlinked /mnt/zip and recreated
I tried removing the "kudzu" option from the device line in /etc/fstab, and
this prevented kudzu from revoking the /dev/hdd entry and unlinking
/mnt/zip, but it does not prevent kudzu from adding a /dev/hdd4 entry to
/etc/fstab, which does not work with discs formatted with the ext2 file
It also appears that invalid device symlinks (/dev/hdd4, in this case) in
$HOME/.gnome-disktop cause Gnome to drop panel properties when rescanning
desktop devices, but this is difficult to reproduce, so I will file a
seperate bug report for it when I get it narrowed down more.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a /dev/hdd entry to /etc/fstab and create /mnt/zip
2. Reboot the system.
Actual Results: The /dev/hdd entry in /etc/fstab is revoked and /mnt/zip
Expected Results: /etc/ftab and /mnt/zip should have remained unchanged.
Please try ftp://people.redhat.com/ewt/updfstab.gz
You'll need to:
cp ./updfstab /usr/sbin/updfstab
To see if it works. You can run "updfstab --test" to see the fstab it wants to
Please let me know if this works. I reproduced the problem here w/o any trouble,
and this fixed it.
Yes, this works great. I uncommented the call to updfstab in
/etc/rc.d/init.d/kudzu and rebooted, /etc/fstab remained unmolested.
Fixed in CVS -- fix will be included in the next build of kudzu.