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From: Dan Farrell <dan@×××××××××.cx>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] network boot broken by changes in init scripts over last few months
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 08:51:02
1 friends,
3 has anybody else come across the problem updating their initscripts and
4 breaking network booting in the last few months?
6 right when checkroot says "Remounting root filesystem read/write..."
7 the system hangs, and eventually init says it couldn't be mounted
8 read/write and frowns, and suggests I give the root password or
9 reboot.
11 I've tracked down the problem. Seems as though statd can't start
12 because the root filesystem is mounted read-only, but the filesystem
13 can't be mounted read-write until statd starts. I have not been able
14 to convince statd to run without logging its pid in /var; thus it
15 requires write access to var.
17 The only workaround I've concocted so far is to bind a bit of /dev over
18 to /var, where it can be written to. Unfortunately, that mounting
19 point is likely lost when / is remounted read-write, thereby destroying
20 any record of the pid statd was so insistent about documenting.
22 Needless to say I'd like to solve the problem the right way. However,
23 the init scripts are a complex bunch for me and I'm not sure how to go
24 about fixing this.
26 I was hoping one of you might be able to guide me. Any thoughts?
28 Thanks,
29 Dan Farrell
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Re: [gentoo-user] network boot broken by changes in init scripts over last few months Dan Farrell <dan@×××××××××.cx>