improvement to the book

Ronald Hummelink ronald at hummelink.xs4all.nl
Fri Jan 31 05:45:33 PST 2003


On Fri, 2003-01-31 at 14:33, James Iwanek wrote:

> >> 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
> > 
> 
> naa - it seems to work with and with out devfs on my 2.4.20 system - dont
> remember where its documented - think i found it by accident ;-)
> 
> btw even with devfs i dont use devfsd i use devfs=mount
> 

I don't get the impression you understood what i wrote... I think you
can boot with your mothers name or anything else in that field, but fsck
may look at this all and go wrong ? (i'm not about to test that as i
don't care ;))

Ronald


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