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Bug 1062772 - livecd mounts existing hard drive partitions readwrite - not readonly
Summary: livecd mounts existing hard drive partitions readwrite - not readonly
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: spin-kickstarts
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeroen van Meeuwen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-02-07 23:47 UTC by Paul Wouters
Modified: 2015-06-29 15:04 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 15:04:46 UTC

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Description Paul Wouters 2014-02-07 23:47:48 UTC
Description of problem:
when booting the livecd, I find my own hard disks mounted readwrite. These should only be mounted readonly, as mounting these readwrite updates the superblock and might create backwards compatible problems when booting back from those old hard disks.

In this case it was a redhat 7.3 system booting a f20 live cd. Things did not break, but it could have. there is no reason to automatically mount these readwrite.

Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2014-02-08 18:25:58 UTC
Which live media? Basically the desktops themselves handle this as they normally do... I expect making them mount everying r/o would confuse more people, as many folks expect to copy files to/from disks.

I can't think of any easy way to do what you are asking off hand...

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