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Re: Evidence of Drive Activity to Report

To: Leon Verrall <leon@reading.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: Evidence of Drive Activity to Report
From: ralf@uni-koblenz.de
Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 11:12:37 +0200
Cc: Michael Hill <mdhill@interlog.com>, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.SGI.3.96.980518093146.5158B-100000@wintermute.reading.sgi.com>; from Leon Verrall on Mon, May 18, 1998 at 09:35:06AM +0100
References: <13661.60018.777703.724185@mdhill.interlog.com> <Pine.SGI.3.96.980518093146.5158B-100000@wintermute.reading.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
On Mon, May 18, 1998 at 09:35:06AM +0100, Leon Verrall wrote:

> Using root-be.0.03.cpio I had to hack some stuff around. /etc/fstab doesn't
> contain a listing for / so fsck fails in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit. I'd add this
> entry in but I also hard coded /dev/sdc2 (my root) into rc.sysinit as the
> mount command in this root-be doesn't seem to like mounting from fstab
> entries....

Ouch, that must be a very obsolete mount binary.

> Boot with vmlinux root=whatever init=/bin/sh
> mount -t ext -n -o remount,rw /dev/myrootdevice /
> vi /etc/rc.sysinit  and /etc/fstab
> logout.
> 
> You may also want to 'touch /fastboot' . This will skip the fsck on boot.
> (probably a dangerous thing ATM :)

I consider the whole /fastboot thing obsolete.  Only fsck knows
if a filesystem is broken or not.  Oh well, the things we do for Minix ...

  Ralf

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