/etc/mtab in a read-only medium

Fernando Arbeiza arbeizaf at ono.com
Mon Oct 8 09:11:22 PDT 2001


On Mon 08 Oct 2001 17:54, Guillermo Pereyra Irujo wrote:

> At least mount reads /etc/mtab.
>
> > Could somebody help me, please? Which is the better alternative?
>
> I think it would be ok to ln -s /tmp/mtab /etc/mtab. Also, I would use
> tmpfs for memory use; it takes all the memory that it needs and no more.

Muchas gracias. (Thanks a lot ;)

I was thinking about doing it that way, but then:

> Should I mount first the root partition (which is actually the CD) with the 
> -n flag; then mount the ramdisk with the -n flag and finally remount both > 
> the 
> root partition and the ramdisk with the -f flag in order to include them in 
> /etc/mtab?

Fernando Arbeiza
Cantabria, Spain
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