Bug 6779 - ref-guide errata regarding rescue mode is incorrect
ref-guide errata regarding rescue mode is incorrect
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-ig-x86 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Sandra Moore
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Reported: 1999-11-06 12:39 EST by kevinmills
Modified: 2014-08-04 18:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-15 11:59:09 EDT
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Description kevinmills 1999-11-06 12:39:50 EST
(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 11:58:36 EDT
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 11:59:07 EDT
thanks for your report!

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