Richard Caldwell rcaldwellie at
Wed Nov 7 13:38:45 PST 2007

----- Original Message ----
From: Chris Staub <chris at>
To: LFS Support List <lfs-support at>
Sent: Wednesday, November 7, 2007 8:25:05 AM
Subject: Re: mounts

Richard Caldwell wrote:
> Hi,
>    I'm building using liveCD6.3 and I'm currently on section '6.14 Sed-4.1.5' .I've been loggin in using openssh and building remotely(without rebooting). Each time I log in I need to run "export LFS=/mnt/lfs, mkdir -pv $LFS" and then enter the chroot environment again. I've just run the mount command and got the following results:
> /dev/mapper/lfs-cd on / type ext2 (rw)
> proc on /proc type proc (rw)
> sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
> devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=4,mode=620)
> /dev/hda1 on /mnt/lfs type ext3 (rw)
> proc on /mnt/lfs/proc type proc (rw)
> sysfs on /mnt/lfs/sys type sysfs (rw)
> shm on /mnt/lfs/dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
> In section 6.2.2 and 6.2.3 the following commands were run:
> mount -v --bind /dev $LFS/dev
> mount -vt devpts devpts $LFS/dev/pts
> mount -vt tmpfs shm $LFS/dev/shm
> mount -vt proc proc $LFS/proc
> mount -vt sysfs sysfs $LFS/sys
> Do my mounts look OK? It appears to me that devpts should be mounted on /mnt/lfs/dev/pts but instead its mounted on /dev/pts.
> Do the other mounts look OK? /dev doesn't look quite right to me either but I'm not sure?
> Thanks
> Richard

>You should have $LFS/dev and $LFS/dev/pts there. Looks like $LFS wasn't 
>set when you ran those commands. umount $LFS/dev/shm, rm $LFS/dev/shm 
>and try again.

Why do I want to umount $LFS/dev/shm ? Isnt that correct? Its mounted by "mount -vt tmpfs shm $LFS/dev/shm"
Do you mean umount $LFS/dev/pts instead?


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