Colin Brace wrote, On 23-Aug-2008 10:58:
> Rashkae-2 wrote:
>> Can you give us the contents of your fstab as well as /proc/mounts
>> /etc/mtab? (err, you'll have to revert the fstab so we can see it
>> broken) This problem doesn't appear to be universal by any means.
>> And bare with me for this train of thought. have you ever experimented
>> with xfs filesystem on your root partition?
> Rashkae, I reverted my fstab but I am having difficulty reproducing the
> problem now.
> What I did discover though was the the fstab entry for the root partion had
> an *incorrect* UUID. When I used tune2fs to determine the correct value and
> entered that in fstab, then du worked as it should.
> What I don't understand at this point is how my root partition was getting
> mounted at all. At some point earlier in the boot process, does root get
> mounted in another way?
> I haven't used XFS on this or another other system of mine.
Check out your bootloader script (/boot/grub/grub.lst (?)). It seems to
be passed as a kernel parameter in general, since you need root (/etc &
some friends) to get your system up and running. Perhaps this mounts it,
which is later overridden by fstab, but in case of failure keeps the
There MIGHT be a small chance that this is actually indicated in the
If removing the root partition from your fstab retains a working system,
this seems to be a possible cause.
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