Mount at boot time

Jim Gifford lfs at
Mon Jan 16 10:48:26 PST 2006

Dirk Kleinschmidt wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I just successfully compiled clfs on my mac mini. Now the following issue
> comes up: When I start lfs the kernel loads fine. But the root filesystem
> gets mounted read-only always which causes errors on init startup because
> messages from the bootscripts cannot be written to /dev/null. Without any
> corrections the system startup stops here and some moments later a message
> appears that no more processes are running for the current runlevel.
> I fixed the problem with removing the error pipeout from /etc/rc.d/init.d/rc
> (in the line below #start all functions in this runlevel. But now I get the
> following messages:
> ...
> NET: Registered protocol family 1
> Mounting kernel-based file system:/etc/rc.d/rcsysinit.d/S00mountkernfs: line
> 22: /dev/null: Read only file system
> /proc/etc/rc.d/rcsysinit.d/S00mountkernfs: line 27: /dev/null: Read only
> file system
> and so on...
> Any ideas why the fs get mounted read only on every startup? I checked
> /etc/fstab twice. I looks like in CLFS. Any suggestions how to fix that
> issue?
> Greetings,
> Dirk
Looks like you may have forgotten to create /dev/null and /dev/console 
at this phase, that would 
cause the issue your seeing.

jim at
lfs at

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