Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 435750
[PATCH] fix booty default file params on ia64 elilo
Last modified: 2009-01-27 11:08:49 EST
Description of problem:
The fat filesystem does not have the concept of an execute bit nor
user/group/other in file params. Recently a kernel change was made to enforce
this. This causes chmod to fail on fat filesystems with any perm other than 755
This caused booty to fail when it tried to do a chmod 600 on elilo.conf and
hence caused anaconda to crash. This patch sets the params to a valid 755 on
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Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 296647 [details]
set default params to 755 for elilo on ia64.
Does elilo not support passwords?
(In reply to comment #2)
> Does elilo not support passwords?
No elilo does not have password support.
Also, if elilo did support passwords we still would not be able to make it
non-readable since it is on a vfat filesystem. Since fat doesn't have the
concept of a read bit it is always readable. In the past doing a chmod to make
it non-readable appeared to work however once the system rebooted or the inode
was just read in again the file would revert back to the 0755 permissions.
Fixed in git
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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