Patchwork [3/6] mkefidisk: Boot with ro kernel parameter instead of rw

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Submitter Darren Hart
Date March 19, 2013, 10:15 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/46517/
State Accepted
Commit 960f0cbf85a4124adbc74d8b2ceb09a7d39ecc04
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Darren Hart - March 19, 2013, 10:15 p.m.
There is no need to boot with "rw". Booting with "ro" will allow for
fsck to be run during boot, and a proper /etc/fstab will still ensure
the rootfs is "rw" by the time the user can interact with the system.

Change the "rw" to "ro" in the kernel parameters specified in the
generated grub.cfg file.

Fixes [YOCTO 4036] hardcodes 'rw' as root mount option

Signed-off-by: Darren Hart <>
Cc: Koen Kooi <>
 scripts/contrib/ | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/scripts/contrib/ b/scripts/contrib/
index c68c224..9275ecf 100755
--- a/scripts/contrib/
+++ b/scripts/contrib/
@@ -253,7 +253,7 @@  sed -i "s/ LABEL=[^ ]*/ /" $GRUBCFG
 # Replace the ramdisk root (if any) with the install device and include other
 # kernel parameters
 sed -i "s@ root=[^ ]*@ @" $GRUBCFG
-sed -i "s@vmlinuz @vmlinuz root=$TARGET_ROOTFS rw $ROOTWAIT quiet @" $GRUBCFG
+sed -i "s@vmlinuz @vmlinuz root=$TARGET_ROOTFS ro $ROOTWAIT quiet @" $GRUBCFG
 # Provide a startup.nsh script for older firmware with non-standard boot
 # directories and paths.