Quote:>I had the same problem when I used doinstall. The problem was averted
>when I used the install option from the login prompt.
I found that it worked only when I had /proc after the root
file system in my /etc/fstab. Don't know if there was something
else wrong though, I was changing so many things at the same
time I could hardly see straight.
I was installing SLS 1.03 to a second hard disk, while still having
my old system on the first disk. I didn't like the fstab file
that came with the SLS, so I copied the old one I had from the
first disk, munged around with the special /dev/ file names,
(basically commented out those for /dev/sda* and added those for
/dev/sdb*), and somehow I had /proc before the line: /dev/sdb2 /
Of course, all this makes perfect sense, since there is no way for
the system to mount /proc if it hasn't mounted / yet, but at the
time I got a little confused, since in my mind I still think of
/proc as one of those "pretend" filesystems.
Anyhow, it all works super great now, and with the fsutils,
I almost have a system that will shutdown and boot cleanly. Now
all I have to do is figure out how to compile the kernel to
mount the root filesystem read only. (I don't use LILO, I
always boot from a floppy, and I use ext2.) I also have to
munge around with /etc/rc, (I've been trying sysvinit stuff),
so that crond, and lpr are shutdown before the filesystems are
umounted. Will umount -a also umount the root?
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