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SubjectRe: Use of directories to hold root?
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On Saturday 11 August 2007, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>
> On Aug 10 2007 17:08, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> >Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> >> On Aug 10 2007 17:24, Mark Cannon wrote:
> >>> You pass the kernel the root option to specify the root partition.
> >>> Is there a way to identify a directory in that partition that holds the
> >>> root or something equivalent to this?
> >>
> >> No, but you can use pivot_root.
> >
> >Or better yet, use an initramfs with MS_MOVE; same as you would with the
> >"normal" use of initramfs.
>
> mount --move /foo /
> => error
>
> What did I miss?
>
>
>
> Jan
Thank you for the prompt replies. I have looked int pivot_root and
with my limited knowledge it looks like I could do this in the linuxrc
during start up. I believe the new kernel 2.6.21 is independent of the
root tree, so right after it mounts the old root /dev/sda3, it then can
pivot-root to /ker2621.
This can quickly be tested in the lab. I already use chroot for tests. Was
unaware of pivot_root.

I am not sure I understand initramfs with MS_MOVE concept. I will look into
it. Any pointers for documentation?

Again, thank you for the help.

Mark Cannon


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