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

Nathan Coulson conathan at conet.dyndns.org
Mon Mar 29 00:50:31 PST 2004


> On Sun, 28 Mar 2004, Nathan Coulson wrote:
>
>> >
>> >  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...
>>
>
>  Yeah, my bad.  Blundered in, skimmed the original post / reply, failed
> to engage brain.
>
>> BTW, for a long time now, (LFS 4.1? LFS 5.0?), we no longer symlink
>> /etc/mtab to /proc/mounts.
>>
>
>  I know, doesn't mean I have to like it!
>
> Ken

ok, now I am confused.

didnt you want to have /etc/mtab as a seperate file, so that it showed the
partitions right?



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