Bug 49 - Incorrect (?) error warnings
Summary: Incorrect (?) error warnings
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mount
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Depends On:
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Reported: 1998-11-12 01:55 UTC by apeacock
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1998-11-20 12:10:52 UTC

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Description apeacock 1998-11-12 01:55:22 UTC
[root@monkey alen]# mount -a
[mntent]: line 0 in /etc/fstab is bad
[mntent]: line 0 in /etc/fstab is bad

Likewise, this error appears about 10 times during boot up,
though, as far as I can tell, everything mounts.

A search on DejaNews revealed the same problem on a debian
mailing list, with the suggested solution of adding a
newline (\n) to the last line in /etc/fstab.  This did not
remedy the problem for me.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1998-11-16 14:26:59 UTC
Please show us the contents of your fstab file.

Comment 2 David Lawrence 1998-11-17 18:43:59 UTC
/dev/hda3         /                  ext2    defaults 1 1
/dev/hda1         /dos/c  vfat       exec,dev,suid,rw,umask=000 0 0
/dev/hdc1         /dos/d  vfat       exec,dev,suid,rw,umask=000 0 0
/dev/hdc5         /dos/f  vfat       exec,dev,suid,rw,umask=000 0 0
/dev/cdrom        /mnt/cdrom         iso9660 user,noauto,ro #0 0
/dev/fd0          /mnt/floppy3.5     ext2    user,noauto #0 0
/dev/fd1          /mnt/floppy5.25    ext2    user,noauto
/dev/hdc3         /data              ext2    defaults 1 2
/dev/hdc4         /usr               ext2    defaults 1 3
/dev/hdc2         none               ignore  0 0 0
none              /proc              proc    defaults
/dev/hda2         none               swap    sw

Comment 3 David Lawrence 1998-11-17 18:45:59 UTC
Op.  I think I just found the problem.  mount must not be parsing the
file for comments correctly anymore.  Hmm, that sounds like a
easy fix in the source code...
  For know, here is my solution.  The lines that were:

/dev/cdrom        /mnt/cdrom         iso9660 user,noauto,ro # 0 0
/dev/fd0          /mnt/floppy3.5     ext2    user,noauto # 0 0


/dev/cdrom        /mnt/cdrom         iso9660 user,noauto,ro
/dev/fd0          /mnt/floppy3.5     ext2    user,noauto

And my warnings disappear.

Comment 4 Preston Brown 1998-11-20 12:03:59 UTC
assigned to Cristian

Comment 5 Cristian Gafton 1998-11-20 12:10:59 UTC
There is also a line that has three zeros at the end, and that is an
invalid line too.
The parser in the new mount is far from perfect; however, this is what
should be expected when the fstab is invalid.

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