submount question

harvit harvit at
Sat Mar 23 17:51:41 PST 2002

K, thx for the quick reply, but:
is it possible to perform an ordered AUTO-mounting at boot time?

I assume I can make such sub-mounts manually but I rather rarely stay
at the machine, which provides several services. The problem is that I
need to take into account some break-downs in power supply and the server
is supposed to auto-bootup when the power is back (no, huge UPS'es are too
expensive for me :).
So I'd like to know if the fstab entries are processed succesively or not?
Or maybe there's another way to define boot time mount hierarchy?

Well, maybe just giving a shot to try it would be a better solution :)

thx again,


On Sat, 23 Mar 2002 20:40:04 -0500 (EST)
jonathan <jonathan at> wrote:

> That's how I did my system. I was building a system on a compact flash
> card, but also need to use a hard drive as well. Soo...
> The compact flash card (on an IDE controller, with adapter), was
> /dev/hdc The hard drive for the target system was /dev/hdd. This drive
> was partitioned three ways - hdd1, hdd2, hdd3
> I mounted the compact flash card on /mnt/lfs,
> mount -t ext2 /dev/hdc /mnt/lfs
> I then created the directory structure, including /mnt/lfs /usr,
> /mnt/lfs/home and /mnt/lfs/var (which will become your chroot'd /usr,
> /home and /var). I didn't make any subdirectories in those.
> Then...
> mount -t ext2 /dev/hdd1 /mnt/lfs/usr
> mount -t ext2 /dev/hdd2 /mnt/lfs/home
> mount -t ext2 /dev/hdd3 /mnt/lfs/var
> then I made subdirectories.
> worked just fine.
> jonathan
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