Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 83606
/etc/fstab format doesn't work with latest kernels
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
I'm in the process of building and testing 2.5.x kernels. as well as the latest
2.4.x kernels. It seems that RH 8.0's /etc/fstab isn't what the latest kernels
are looking for...
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda3 / ext3 defaults 1 2
I'm not sure if RH should change, or there's something in the kernel that should
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Build latest 2.4.x or 2.5.x kernel
2. Boot kernel and notice results
Actual Results: The system won't mount the filesystems as stated in the
Expected Results: The systems should boot.
Your initrd is probably not correct.
mkinitrd doesn't really support 2.5 kernels yet, as I recall.
That might be true for 2.5.x (I will double check without booting 2.5.59 with
initrd), but it doesn't explain 2.4.21-pre4-ac2, since its the latest 2.4.x
kernel that should work well with mkinitrd. As I said, I will go back and test
both kernels without initrd.
I tried my 2.5.59 kernel on a RH 7.3 system that has no labels on its
partitions. It worked. I have the latest RH 8.0 mkinitrd supplied with the
system (and labled partitions), and as reported, the same 2.5.59 will not work.
I noticed another bugzilla report for RH 7.3 that mentioned that a labeled root
partition works in RH 8.0 . I would differ with that statement. Please advise
Labels definitely work in Red Hat Linux 8 -- we use them by default in our
install. It very likely doesn't work with 2.5 however, and that probably won't
be addressed until 2.6 is available.