Question about mount

Rob Landley rob at
Tue Mar 28 17:48:24 UTC 2006

On Monday 27 March 2006 3:58 pm, Natanael Copa wrote:
> Rob Landley wrote:
> > If you're not using mdev, and you want to have /dev/root in your fstab,
> > you need /dev/root in your /dev as well.  Make a symlink to your real
> > root device.
> Just a question, what do I link /dev/root to if its a tmpfs system?

This was always the fundamental problem with /dev/root.  If you're not _on_ a 
block device backed filesystem, there's nothing for it to point to.  You'd 
have this issue with nfs too.  It's a conceptual problem.

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