Bug 49212 - Strange initrd and /
Strange initrd and /
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-07-16 20:28 EDT by hjl
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-16 22:39:08 EDT
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Description hjl 2001-07-16 20:28:23 EDT
Something strange about initrd with 2.4.6-2. I got

# cat /proc/mounts
/dev/root /initrd ext2 rw 0 0
/dev/root / ext3 rw 0 0
/proc /proc proc rw 0 0
usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs rw 0 0
/dev/sda3 /export ext3 rw 0 0
/dev/sda2 /usr ext3 rw 0 0
/dev/sda5 /var ext3 rw 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts rw 0 0

I don't have the `/initd' entry with 2.4.5-10. Under 2.4.5-10, I got

VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly.
change_root: old root has d_count=2
Trying to unmount old root ... okay

But 2.4.6-2 only gives

VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-07-16 22:39:03 EDT
If you're using beta2, the way initrds are done is different. We just mount it
normally, and then use pivot_root to change the root filesystem.

(This makes root-on-ext3 with ext3 modular possible.)

Are you running the beta2 initrscripts that unmounts /initrd?
Comment 2 hjl 2001-07-17 20:00:53 EDT
Ooops. My fault.

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