Problem mounting after unclean shutdown

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Tue Oct 9 10:18:26 PDT 2001

On Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 07:02:46PM -0600, Adam Ottley wrote:
> I've had a couple of recent unclean shutdowns due to work on power lines in 
> the area, and each time my LFS 3.0 system booted up ungracefully afterwards.  
> When it boots up, it tries to mount the filesystems but reports that they're 
> already mounted.  I can fix it by booting to another Linux install, mounting 
> my LFS system and clearing /etc/mtab, but it's a pain.  The bootscripts I'm 
> using came from the .tar.bz2 package on the FTP site.  Any ideas?

You could make /etc/mtab a symlink to /proc/mounts

You would do good to mount the proc file system as early as possible.

Gerard Beekmans

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