/etc/mtab in a read-only medium

Fernando Arbeiza arbeizaf at ono.com
Mon Oct 8 10:44:26 PDT 2001


On Mon 08 Oct 2001 18:11, Fernando Arbeiza wrote:
> 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?

Sorry, I meant: 

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

> Fernando Arbeiza
> Cantabria, Spain
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