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#1 2007-08-03 05:09:25

dw
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From: Vienna, Austria
Registered: 2006-11-25
Posts: 157

GRUB, /proc/mounts, /etc/mtab

Hi. I just want to get some feedback, whether I should file this as a bug or if this is intended behaviour.

Ever since using the newest iso-installation cd's, grub won't install automatically in my systems (sata disk, no raid). I have to manually copy the rootfs entry from /proc/mounts to /etc/mtab because this entry is missing there. So basically after

cat /proc/mounts >> /etc/mtab

in a before installing grub solves the problem.

Is anyone else experiencing this? Should this be reported as a bug?

Thx,
Bernhard

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#2 2008-04-03 02:13:37

Shingoshi
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From: Salem, Oregon
Registered: 2007-02-24
Posts: 5

Re: GRUB, /proc/mounts, /etc/mtab

I don't know if this will help you or not. But I was reading up on the installation of OpenVZ, and saw that they make a symlink from /proc/mounts to /etc/mtab, albeit for different reasons. But I've tested it, and it works just fine. It serves to make mtab continuously updated.

mv /etc/mtab /etc/mtab.bkup
ln -s /proc/mounts /etc/mtab

Does the job for me.
Shingoshi

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