[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#538725: Bug#538725: checkroot.sh: fails if root not in fstab

Robert Hart rhart at bathterror.free-online.co.uk
Sun Jul 26 20:27:49 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 07:37:18PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:

> As fstab is the correct and standardized way to specify mount points,
> I do not see the advantages of adding confusion by providing another
> way to specify which device to check for the root file system to
> handle a broken configuration with no root entry in /etc/fstab.

I agree that not having root in /etc/fstab isn't something we should 
support, but equally checkroot.sh calling fsck with invalid input is 
something that could and should be avoided. (I only made the suggestion, 
because it also looks like you go to a great deal of effort to parse 
fstab to find the root device so if there were another way it might turn 
out to be generally less fragile... )
> How did you loose your root entry from /etc/fstab.

Haven't the foggiest. According to the timestamp it was edited in 
December, so it shows how frequently I do a proper reboot.

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