Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55989
Fresh install of 7.2 with separate /var filesystem fails
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
I wanted to put /var on a separate filesystem to avoid log-file caused
crashes. The partition is empty after installation is done.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from redhat 7.2 cd
2.When partitioning, make a partition for /var
3.After installation, try rebooting
Actual Results: Major problems booting; /var/run is not present, and init
scripts rely on that. /var/lib/rpm is not present, and so rpm says
nothing is installed.
Expected Results: Expected a functioning install.
Either disallow /var partitions, or mount the new var before creating the
rpm database and the other subdirectories on /var.
Making /var partitions works for me. Can you think of anything special that you
might have done? Are you sure that you formatted /var?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.