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Re: chroot in /usr and initrd booting

On Fri, Jun 07, 2002 at 03:32:57AM +0200, Andreas Bombe wrote:
> I have filed #146208 against shellutils almost a month ago.  It's about
> the chroot binary being in /usr/sbin instead of /sbin and I didn't get any
> reaction so far.

> In short, when booting an initrd, after the pivot_root a chroot has to
> be done into the new root.  If /usr is on a separate partition, chroot
> isn't available, boot fails.

> I'm tempted to raise the severity on that bug (it's normal for now), but
> I'm a bit reluctant to do that to a base package in deep freeze.  Though
> it would be nice to be able to boot woody just with the tools in /bin
> and /sbin.  Any thoughts on what to do?

With what kernels must you do a chroot after pivot_root?  On systems
where I'm using pivot_root + Linux 2.4.18, I only have to do 'cd /'.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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