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Bug 81920 - the media that kickstart file is writen should be mount readonly.
Summary: the media that kickstart file is writen should be mount readonly.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-15 06:49 UTC by Shinya Narahara
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-15 17:43:18 UTC

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Description Shinya Narahara 2003-01-15 06:49:28 UTC
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Description of problem:
When using HDD kickstart(ex. ks=hd:hda/ks.cfg),
it fails sometimes. Because anaconda mounts
HDD with read-write option.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.prepare kickstart file on floppy disk, in IDE-floopy drive etc. 
2.turned on the protect notch(readonly).
3.kickstart install with ks=hd:hda/ks.cfg

Actual Results:  /tmp/ks.cfg can't be found. Installation is stopped

Expected Results:  /tmp/ks.cfg can be found, and installation is continued.

Additional info:

Almost this is not a problem, but especially for
floppy device, it might be serious issue.
Now we have many abnormal floopy device,
IDE-floppy, USB-floppy etc. These are behaving
/dev/hd[a-z] or /dev/sd[a-z], like a normal
fixed disk. Anaconda can't treat them as a
floopy, so we must specify it is fixed disk
when kickstart installation.

The mount option of anaconda for fixed disk
doesn't have "-r", then mount command of
bussy box brings mount error when the floopy
disk can't be writen.

Just add "-r" option into anaconda's "mount".

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-15 17:43:18 UTC
This is fixed in our current trees

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