live CD: "VFS: cannot open root device"

Ken Moffat ken at
Sun Feb 27 15:04:21 PST 2005

On Sun, 27 Feb 2005, MOD wrote:

> But when I got to mkisofs, it quit with this message:
> mkisofs: Permission denied, cannot open
> '/mnt/lfsw/sys/bus/pci/drivers/Intel ICH Joystick/new_id'
> This is a write-only file, with permissions of 0200. I would say it is
> ironic, since I don't even have a joystick, but there are several such files
> with the same name at this level underneath .../pci/drivers/.

 You really don't want to include /sys, or /proc, in an iso image (or in
a tarball, for that matter).  Looks as if you are not in the chroot
(well, that's how I read the /mnt/lfsw above), so you should be able to
umount /mnt/lfsw/{proc,sys} before you do this.

 das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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