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root file system is not mounted with options as specified in /etc/fstab at boot up

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Environment

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2

Situation

root file system is not mounted with options as specified in /etc/fstab, this will cause quotas to fail on the / file system.
 
This is seen when quotas are configured on the / file system with the following steps:

1. add usrquota and grpquota in /etc/fstab file on / or other partition
2. remount the partitions or reboot the server
3. verify the support to quota with mount command
4. execute quotacheck to create aquota.user and aquota.gruop files
5. enable quota service /etc/init.d/boot.quota
6. configure quotas for group or users.

Everything works properly until the server is restarted at which time the Invalid argument errror was seen for the / partition

server1:~ # /etc/init.d/boot.quota start
Turning quota on
Checking quotas. This may take some time.
quotaon: using //aquota.group on /dev/sda5 [/]: Invalid argument
quotaon: Maybe create new quota files with quotacheck(8)?
quotaon: using //aquota.user on /dev/sda5 [/]: Invalid argument
quotaon: Maybe create new quota files with quotacheck(8)?


 

Resolution

As a work around the / root file system can be remounted using the following command which will
cause the options in fstab file to be used:
 
mount -o remount,rw /

Status

Reported to Engineering

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7001533
  • Creation Date:06-OCT-08
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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