mountfs doesn't execute!!

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Fri Jan 5 14:03:44 PST 2001

On January  5, 2001 03:50 pm, Mike Smith wrote:
> i almost have my first LFS system running ... no problems compiling any of
> the software, but on bootup i get these messages:
> INIT: version 2.78 booting
> INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
> Starting system log daemon ... can't create lock file /etc/mtab~12:
> Read-only file system (use -n flag to override)
> pidof: mount returned not-zero exit status
> pidof: /proc not mounted, failed to mount
> it just stops there. it looks like the mountfs script didn't even run.  i
> got the bootscripts from the bootscripts-2.4.3.tar file so i assume they
> are ok. i checked the file permissions of all the scripts, i checked the
> symlinks, they are ok. also, i checked that the proc file system was
> installed in the kernel. does anyone have any other ideas why this
> happens??

Also it looks like nothing in /etc/rcS.d ran like checkfs, mountfs, localnet. 
Make sure you have those symlinks in rcS.d to the files in init.d . Check the 
book for the correct symlinks.

Gerard Beekmans

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