/etc/fstab becomes empty after reboot on Edgy for powerpc

Bug #106813 reported by Marc Tardif on 2007-04-15
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Bug Description

I am running Edgy Ubuntu for powerpc on a Power Mac G5. In the /etc directory, I have the following fstab files:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2007-04-15 12:31 /etc/fstab
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 511 2006-12-22 19:21 /etc/fstab.pre-uuid

As can be seen from the size of the files, /etc/fstab is emtpy. However, if I copy fstab.pre-uuid over fstab and reboot, the fstab becomes empty again.

The problem with having an empty /etc/fstab file is that it seems this is necessary for the df command to show sizes for the / partition. Also, I noticed that there is no entry for / in /etc/mtab. So, it seems that many things rely on having a sane /etc/fstab file.

Marc Tardif (cr3) wrote :
Marc Tardif (cr3) wrote :
Marc Tardif (cr3) wrote :
wolfger (wolfger) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at [WWW] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage .
Unfortunately, Edgy is now outside of the 18-month support timeframe, and this bug will no longer be addressed. We encourage you to try the new 8.04 LTS release which will be supported for a full 3 years.

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