During system boot, rc.sysinit calls /sbin/quotaon BEFORE
the root partition has been remounted read-write. This
causes quotas to never be enabled, until the partition
gets fsck'ed one day -- at which point, it is mounted RW
by the time quotaon gets called.
Simply moving lines 69-72 below line 96 (initscripts-3.78-1)
would resolve the issue, I think.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 703 ***