Bug 457941 - Remove /etc/mtab from /etc/rwtab
Remove /etc/mtab from /etc/rwtab
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: K12LTSP
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Reported: 2008-08-05 12:47 EDT by Warren Togami
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:15 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-02-03 13:43:40 EST
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Description Warren Togami 2008-08-05 12:47:09 EDT
Please remove /etc/mtab from the default /etc/rwtab shipped in initscripts.

Due to Bug #214891 /etc/mtab in rwtab was never useful.  Until that bug is fixed or we have union mounts, symlinking /etc/mtab to /proc/mounts is the standard for read-only roots.

With /etc/mtab in rwtab an ugly error message happens during boot.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 21:40:18 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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