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Bug 457941 - Remove /etc/mtab from /etc/rwtab
Summary: Remove /etc/mtab from /etc/rwtab
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts
Version: 10
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: K12LTSP
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-08-05 16:47 UTC by Warren Togami
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:15 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-02-03 18:43:40 UTC

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Description Warren Togami 2008-08-05 16:47:09 UTC
Please remove /etc/mtab from the default /etc/rwtab shipped in initscripts.

Due to Bug #214891 /etc/mtab in rwtab was never useful.  Until that bug is fixed or we have union mounts, symlinking /etc/mtab to /proc/mounts is the standard for read-only roots.

With /etc/mtab in rwtab an ugly error message happens during boot.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 02:40:18 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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