Subject: install/24763: sysinst fails to clean up /mnt mounts after error-ing out
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/13/2004 01:10:13
>Synopsis: sysinst fails to clean up /mnt mounts after error-ing out
>Arrival-Date: Sat Mar 13 01:11:00 UTC 2004
>Originator: Todd Whitesel
>Release: NetBSD 1.6.2
System: NetBSD reg11 1.6.2 NetBSD 1.6.2 (GENERIC) #0: Wed Feb 11 07:11:23 UTC 2004 email@example.com:/autobuild/netbsd-1-6-PATCH002/shark/OBJ/autobuild/netbsd-1-6-PATCH002/src/sys/arch/shark/compile/GENERIC shark
When sysinst stops due to some failure, it fails to clean up the /mnt
Begin installing a system such that it will fail partway through --
use up some space on /tmp so it overflows, for example. Then correct
the problem and attempt to install again. When sysinst gets around to
mounting /mnt, it will fail because it is already mounted.
Workaround: reboot and try again, instead of restarting sysinst.
But really, sysinst should clean up the /mnt mounts when it aborts
for any reason.