improvement to the book

Ronald Hummelink ronald at hummelink.xs4all.nl
Fri Jan 31 05:25:35 PST 2003


On Thu, 2003-01-30 at 08:58, Greg Schafer wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 07:47:04PM +0000, James Iwanek wrote:
> > did anybody know that you can put the line:
> > 
> > rootfs                      /           rootfs     defaults    1       1
> > 
> > into your fstab instead of the usual:
> > 
> > /dev/hd*                    /           ext3       defaults    1       1
> > 
> > so you can move your hdd to any interface and STILL have it boot with only a
> > single change to your lilo command line.
> > 
> > i think this may be in interesting improvement to the book and its also one
> > less place that a system will fall-over on its face if misconfigured ;-)
> > 
> > what does everybody else think?
> 
> Where exactly is this documented?

I booted my system several times with improper root filesystem fstab
lines. they only real problem i can think of is fsck may not go the
right way (which doesn't matter on reiserfs anyway) ?

on devfs + devfsd you have a symlink /dev/root .. now that makes things
easy ;)

> 
> Greg

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