Bug#538725: checkroot.sh: fails if root not in fstab

Dmitry Bogatov KAction at debian.org
Sat Dec 29 18:34:14 GMT 2018

control: tags -1 +moreinfo +unreproducible

[2009-08-05 18:02] Yair Yarom <irush at cs.huji.ac.il>
> We have here nfsroot, and no "/" entry in /etc/fstab. It seems that
> checkroot.sh suppose to support it, i.e. if it doesn't get to a "/" entry, the
> rootcheck variable is set to "no" (or, more precisely, remains "no"). However,
> in line 208, for some undocumented reason, there is a "rootcheck=yes"
> overriding any previous rootcheck=no, causing fsck to run (in our case) as
> "fsck -C -a -t none none", which runs reiserfsck, which fails.
> Deleting that line seems to solve it for us.

Yair Yarom, could you please take now look? Things changed since 2009, I
can't find this line.

I can't reproduce this bug. I just launched fresh virtual machine
(Stretch), removed / entry from fstab and rebooted. All went well.  Dear
submitter, could you please try to reproduce bug with modern

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