Bug 84175 - cp segfaults in rescue mode on vfat filesystem
Summary: cp segfaults in rescue mode on vfat filesystem
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: 79578
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-13 03:08 UTC by Philip Long
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-17 15:55:18 UTC

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Description Philip Long 2003-02-13 03:08:35 UTC
Description of problem:

When booting into rescue mode off Phoebe cdrom to get files of a f*ckd dos
system, /usr/bin/cp segfaults every time.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot into rescue mode of phoebe, network/dhcp, read-write filesystems
2.Mount vfat file systems hda1,2,3 to /mnt/c /mnt/d /mnt/e
3.cp foo.csv foo1.csv
Actual results:

Expected results:
Copied file

Additional info:

Thanks for putting the DHCP option into Phoebe rescue! It's really nice. From
now on I'm insisting on a linux partition to resuce POS dos systems ;).  I
managed to get my brothers M$ Office docs off of the thing with some creative
use of scp and find -exec.  Keep up the good work with the RH Linux!

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-13 22:21:15 UTC
I can't reproduce this here.  Is it reproducible for you on different systems? 
Does it work copying things around in the initrd fs?

Comment 2 Philip Long 2003-02-16 19:56:53 UTC
I can't reproduce it on my desktop system.  It _might_ be flakey hardware on the
laptop (which is refusing to even pwoer up right now).  Strange that the kernel
didn't panic and scp could encrypt and decrypt successfully hundreds of files
though if there was that knid of problem.  I'd leave this as need-more-info/closed.

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