Root is mounted -- how how you mount root to another drive?

Root is mounted -- how how you mount root to another drive?

Post by Greml » Mon, 29 Dec 1997 04:00:00

I have linux 2.0.32
I have linux on /dev/hda2 with all of the goodies (/bin, /etc, /sbin,
/lib) normal fs
I have linux on /dev/hdc2 with the same stuff (the basic stuff is the
when the kernel comes up /dev/hda2 is mounted as root.

what i want to do:

I want to unmount /dev/hda2 and mount /dev/hdc2 as root.

Does anyone know how to do this?

what i tried to do:
init 1
mount -n -o ro,remount /
mount -n -o rw,remount /dev/hdc2 /

[ that didn't work! ]


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"That should do it.  I hope this was not to long an explaination, but
"I want you to have a fell for what you are doing before doing it.

"Now as to why...
"Most multitasking multiuser Operation system do not let users
"access the mount command.  Linux makes it possible for users
"to use the command, but doesn't give the privilage to automatically.
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   ... oh wow.  that was great.  thanks ...

"it's not what you see ,
 but in stead notice."

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