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Why is Ubuntu/Linux /proc/mounts lying to me?

I've got a broken HDD for the rootfs - this probably caused the filesystem to be mounted read-only... however /proc/mounts still says it's mounted rw: $ cat /proc/mounts rootfs / rootfs rw 0 0 ...
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ZFS terminology: does 'root file system' accurately describe the file system at the root of a pool?

I began using the expression root file system. Recently in search engines I see, that three-word expression has different interpretations in relation to ZFS. To avoid future misunderstandings: ...
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How can I run Linux from RAM only [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Copy OS to tmpfs from initramfs I am putting together a new server with 64GB of RAM and I would like to copy the whole Linux OS into RAM from the disk and run the ...
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What is rootfs?

I'm a longtime Fedora user and I've just installed FC15. The new partition layout is confusing to me, as I'm used to the "plain vanilla" partitions that previous versions used. [root@localhost ~]# df ...
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What is mdev and how to /dev/* nodes get created in Linux?

Our Linux kernel is 2.6.31 running on an embedded MIPS processor with busybox. The initialisation script (rcS) starts mdev with: echo "/sbin/stbhotplug" > /proc/sys/kernel/hotplug mdev -s Can ...
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Linux (FC14/i386) is raid1 intact after hot fs install? How to repair?

My older (FC11) install had reached EOL, and I tried to reinstall FC14 on its RAID1 root filesystem. I'm now having suspicions that now, after the install FS is not fully raided. The question is if ...
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Kernel Panic with gentoo boot (root partition not found)

Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(1,0) grub.conf default 0 timeout 30 splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz title Gentoo Linux 2.6.34-r6 root (hd0,0) ...
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Debian - resize root ext3 partition on remote system

Hello I want to resize (shrink) root ext3 fs partition of remote Debian 5.0 system. There is no LVM. Is it possible without using a livecd? E.g. via custom initrd.img. And second problem - Can I ...
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Mount RootFS error: VFS: Cannot open root device “mtdblock4” or unknown-block(0,0)

My MTD partition is: Creating 5 MTD partitions on "Physically mapped flash": 0x00000000-0x00040000 : "UBoot" 0x00040000-0x00060000 : "BDINFO" 0x00060000-0x00100000 : "JFFS2" 0x00100000-0x00380000 : ...
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How to mount a root aufs in Red Hat / Fedora Core?

I'm trying to set up a virtual machine running Red Hat EL (actually Scientific Linux, but same difference) where the root file system is protected and not writable. I'd like to accomplish this with a ...
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Linux rootfs array randomly fails to assemble

I have a machine running Arch x86_64 2.6.30. It's root is set on a raid5 array automatically mounted under /dev/md0. This is done via the kernel params as follows: kernel /vmlinuz26 ...
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Creating disk images with partitions as a non-root user

I am trying to build a disk image as an output from my build system (currently SCons). Creating disk images from a directory structure is very easy to do, for example with genext2fs ...