Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74720
Installer sets fstab to use lables to mount partition not touched by diskduid.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:56 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
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
'/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.
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
Closing due to inactivity. If you have any further information to add to this
bug, please feel free to reopen it.