ext2 root filesystems are always dirty in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Rescue Mode

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • If you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 onto an ext2 root filesystem and then try a rescue boot, anaconda complains that the root filesystem is dirty:
                        Dirty File Systems
       The following file systems for your Linux system were not
       unmounted cleanly. Would you like to mount them anyway?  
                         [ Yes ] [ No ]


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta

  • anaconda-13.21.48-1.el6

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