Bug 55989 - Fresh install of 7.2 with separate /var filesystem fails
Summary: Fresh install of 7.2 with separate /var filesystem fails
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.2
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-11-09 21:50 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-11-09 21:57:15 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2001-11-09 21:50:55 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

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.

Additional info:

Either disallow /var partitions, or mount the new var before creating the
rpm database and the other subdirectories on /var.

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-11-09 21:57:09 UTC
Making /var partitions works for me.  Can you think of anything special that you
might have done?  Are you sure that you formatted /var?

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-11-20 17:34:53 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have more information.

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