Don't want /etc/mtab to be linked to /proc/mounts

Nathan Coulson conathan at conet.dyndns.org
Sun Mar 28 22:00:53 PST 2004


> On Fri, 26 Mar 2004, Nathan Coulson wrote:
>
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I was reading through the archives and I noticed that LFS didn't
>> > always make /etc/mtab a link to /proc/mounts.  I'd like to go back to
>> > that for my system.  Mainly I'd like df to output
>> >
>> >    Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
>> >    /dev/hda9              5036316   1175684   3604800  25% /
>> >    /dev/hda1                15522      4712     10009  33% /boot
>> >
>
>>
>> If you edit /etc/rc.d/init.d/mountfs
>>
>> after you mount / readwrite, put a
>>  > /etc/mtab
>>
>> it will replace the contents of /etc/mtab with a empty file.  This is
>> found in the latest bootscripts.
>>
>
>  Maybe I'm misunderstanding something here.  I'm running the 2.0.2
> bootscripts on a test box, I can see the `> /etc/mtab' line, but mount
> still gives me the `rootfs' and `/dev/root' crap instead of showing me
> the real device.  I'm another one who'd really like to go back to the
> old behaviour, at least for my test boxes which have a number of
> potential root filesystems.
>
> Ken
> --

are you sure the /etc/mtab is no longer symlinked to /proc/mounts?  It
sounds like it still is...

BTW, for a long time now, (LFS 4.1? LFS 5.0?), we no longer symlink
/etc/mtab to /proc/mounts.



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