[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#538725: Bug#538725: checkroot.sh: fails if root not in fstab

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Sun Jul 26 17:37:18 UTC 2009

[Robert Hart]
> If checkroot.sh is the only thing that fails if the line is missing,
> maybe it should find some other way of finding root? (/proc/cmdline
> ?)

As fstab is the correct and standardized way to specify mount points,
I do not see the advantages of adding confusion by providing another
way to specify which device to check for the root file system to
handle a broken configuration with no root entry in /etc/fstab.

How did you loose your root entry from /etc/fstab.

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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