Thanks for your part in possibly solving or preventing the same on a new attempt. What needs to be resolved: LFS 5.0 boots to a ro ext2 filesystem. This is my first attempt with lfs and I followed LFS Book 5.0 (oct2003). In /proc mounts reads /dev/root / ext2 ro 0 0 Looks hidden to a hex editor when searched. What caused this to avoid new?