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Re: HELP: ext3 root partition with kernel-image packages without reboot

On Sun, May 05, 2002 at 09:35:39PM -0400, Bill Jonas wrote:
> On Sun, May 05, 2002 at 06:01:39PM -0700, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > On Sun, May 05, 2002 at 04:52:07PM +0200, Michael Meskes wrote:
> > > I cannot imagine a way to unmount the root partition unless via a
> > > reboot.
> > 
> > I corrected my document.  Thanks.  For all practical purposes for an
> > entry level document, reboot for this kind of situation shall be
> > allowed anyway :)
> I haven't tried this, but couldn't you do something like "mount -o
> remount -t ext3 /"?
Try it and "cat /proc/mounts".  It does not work.

You know Michael was right :)  Some complicated pivot root trick is
needed but I do not know it works between ext2/3.
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