On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 02:02:01PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote: > Roger Leigh wrote: > > > /etc/mtab - symlink to /proc/self/mounts (494001) > > debootstrap (but seems ok; only removes file not symlink) > > busybox Not configured to use or write /etc/mtab AFAICT (CONFIG_FEATURE_MTAB_SUPPORT is not set) > lilo-installer > aboot-installer > debian-installer-utils > grub-installer > arcboot-installer > palo-installer > elilo-installer > > Any of these could break even with the symlink if, for example, > /target/proc is not mounted when they try to use /target/etc/mtab. > Several I've looked at (lilo-installer and grub-installer) try to > overwrite /etc/mtab. I've had a look at all of these, and they all contain logic to check for a symlink, and abort if one is present. Some would try to read the symlink, so it looks like the main cause of breakage would be (as you said avoid) if /target/proc is not mounted. Surely /target/proc can be mounted prior to any of the above being run? I'm not too familiar with the installer, but I thought this was already the case? Regards, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
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