Bug 6779

Summary: ref-guide errata regarding rescue mode is incorrect
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: kevinmills
Component: rhl-ig-x86Assignee: Sandra Moore <smoore>
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Version: 6.1CC: adstrong
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Description kevinmills 1999-11-06 17:39:50 UTC
(there wasn't a ref-guide component in Bugzilla - sorry)

The Reference Guide errata explains the new rescue
procedure, but shows the incorrect command to mount your
root filesystem:

mount -t ext2 /dev/hda5 /mnt

This is incorrect.  The root filesystem should be mounted
on /mnt/sysimage since the rescue mode sets paths
using /mnt/sysimage.  Mounting on /mnt renders the rescue
mode unusable since there are directories under /mnt that
are needed.  The /mnt/sysimage directory does *not* exist
either; it must be created by the user.

Comment 1 Brock Organ 2000-06-15 15:58:36 UTC
on the online 6.2 GSG manual, this mount command example is changed:

"However, if your root filesystem is undamaged, you can mount it and then run
any standard Linux utility. For example, suppose your root filesystem is in
/dev/hda5. Here's how to mount this partition:

mount -t ext2 /dev/hda5 /foo

Where /foo is a directory that you have created.
Now you can run chroot, fsck, man, and other utilities. At this point, you are
running Linux in single-user mode."

Comment 2 Brock Organ 2000-06-15 15:59:07 UTC
thanks for your report!