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SubjectRe: ext3 clings to you like flypaper
On Mon, 17 Feb 2003, David Woodhouse wrote:

> On Mon, 2003-02-17 at 17:17, James Bourne wrote:
> > > No, but it remounts the disk read-write after it mounts it read-only.
> > > It can switch from ext2 to ext3 at that point.
> >
> > This is a function of your distribution. The
> > init scripts *should* read /etc/fstab after the kernel mounts /
> > ro and then remount / rw with whatever other options are specified.
> No. You can't remount between ext2 and ext3 like you can for ro/rw.
> You'd have to unmount it completely and remount it.

Right, you can't specify a new FS when remounting.

Looking at the RH rc.sysinit script it doesn't check for
FS type, therefore whatever the kernel believes the FS to be on boot is
what you'll be mounted as when you're running...


James Bourne, Supervisor Data Centre Operations
Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB, CA

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