improvement to the book

James Iwanek chthon at chthon-uk.com
Fri Jan 31 12:11:04 PST 2003


Ronald Hummelink wrote:

> 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
> 
> 

afaik it screws up the mount - but then again the last time i checked i was
running slackware 4.0 and its not really a mistake i intend to make again -
maybe im just full of wind ;-)

anyone want to test the new fstab?

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Jay
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