Re: Problem with mtab?
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> This is what I have in my /etc/init.d/boot, version
> rm -f /etc/mtab~ /etc/nologin
> So according to this, /etc/init.d/boot should take care of removing
> /etc/mtab~ during the boot.
That'll solve the problem, but not the cause. The /etc/mtab~ file
is a lock file for mount, and mount should delete it itself.
> Sylvain Briole <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I use Debian 1.2/Linux 2.0.29.
> > I have three partitions on my hard disk :
> > /dev/hda1 : linux
> > /dev/hda2 : linux swap
> > /dev/hda3 : ms-dos 6.22
> > And I have a problem with the mount command :
> > nathalie# mount /hda3/
> > can't lock lock file /etc/mtab~: timed out
Apparently your mount eigher doesn't exit properly (maybe it's trying
to mount nfs volumes in the background?), or it's killed for
some other reason.
$ ps -ax|grep [m]ount
output on your system (is mount still running)?
And during boot, when the "mount -avt" comes, what does mount say?
(or maybe there are other mount calls, like the nfs mount one.).
joost witteveen, email@example.com
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