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Re: Why isn't /bin/sh managed with alternatives?

On 6 Apr 1998, Manoj Srivastava wrote:

> Hi,
> >>"Shaleh" == Shaleh  <shaleh@livenet.net> writes:
> Shaleh> And /etc is sometimes on a different partition entirely.  /bin
> Shaleh> should stand on its own.
> 	So how does the system know where to mount /etc from?
>  /etc/fstab is on /etc, right? 
> 	/etc is needed for the sytem to come up. 

For your information, should you ever need to do this, what you do is have
a skeleton /etc on the root partition, which is eventually masked when
mountall is called.

Can't think of any good reasons for this (other than really chronic
mis-partitioning maladies)


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