Bug 81920 - the media that kickstart file is writen should be mount readonly.
the media that kickstart file is writen should be mount readonly.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-01-15 01:49 EST by Shinya Narahara
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-15 12:43:18 EST
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Description Shinya Narahara 2003-01-15 01:49:28 EST
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Description of problem:
When using HDD kickstart(ex. ks=hd:hda/ks.cfg),
it fails sometimes. Because anaconda mounts
HDD with read-write option.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.prepare kickstart file on floppy disk, in IDE-floopy drive etc. 
2.turned on the protect notch(readonly).
3.kickstart install with ks=hd:hda/ks.cfg

Actual Results:  /tmp/ks.cfg can't be found. Installation is stopped

Expected Results:  /tmp/ks.cfg can be found, and installation is continued.

Additional info:

Almost this is not a problem, but especially for
floppy device, it might be serious issue.
Now we have many abnormal floopy device,
IDE-floppy, USB-floppy etc. These are behaving
/dev/hd[a-z] or /dev/sd[a-z], like a normal
fixed disk. Anaconda can't treat them as a
floopy, so we must specify it is fixed disk
when kickstart installation.

The mount option of anaconda for fixed disk
doesn't have "-r", then mount command of
bussy box brings mount error when the floopy
disk can't be writen.

Just add "-r" option into anaconda's "mount".
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-15 12:43:18 EST
This is fixed in our current trees

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