Bug 74720 - Installer sets fstab to use lables to mount partition not touched by diskduid.
Summary: Installer sets fstab to use lables to mount partition not touched by diskduid.
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: athlon Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-10-01 05:19 UTC by Jesse Keating
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:46 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-03 07:38:03 UTC
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Description Jesse Keating 2002-10-01 05:19:26 UTC
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Description of problem:
I have a drive with a partition, that is not labled.  I told diskdruid to not
format the drive, but to mount it to /storage.  After installation, there is a
failure in the boot process, where Red Hat tries to mount the drive with
LABEL=/storage to /storage.  Since I never labled the partition, the mount fails.

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  install Red Hat Linux 8.0 on a system with an unlabled partition that you
will not touch.
2.  set the untouched partition to mount to some mount point.
3.  boot Red Hat Linux 8.0.

Actual Results:  partition will fail to mount, due to not having a label.

Expected Results:  the drive will be mounted based on it's /dev/ entry.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-10-02 22:17:14 UTC
We should be labeling the partition as part of the install process even if its
not being formatted -- works here for me. 

What does '/sbin/tune2fs -L /dev/hdaX' or whatever the partition in question is

Comment 2 Jesse Keating 2002-10-02 22:28:05 UTC
'/sbin/tune2fs -L /dev/hdaX' returns a useage statement, but e2label /dev/hdb4
returns a blank line, indicating that there is no lable on the partition.

I can't say that I agree with labeling my partition, if I ask the installer not
to touch the drive.  I would fine this quite annoying.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-10-25 20:34:22 UTC
Labelling all partitions is the only real right answer; otherwise, people have
problems when they start moving drives around.  By saying to mount it, you are
saying to touch it at least minimally, just that it shouldn't be reformatted  --
filesystems with an existing label will keep their old label.  

Unfortunately I can't reproduce the problem here, either.  Is this reproducible
for you?

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-03 07:38:03 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.  If you have any further information to add to this
bug, please feel free to reopen it.

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