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Re: /etc/mtab wiped clean after mke2fs is run

On Wed, Jul 05, 2000 at 01:57:08PM -0400, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> This is weird.
> On potato, running mke2fs wipes out the existing /etc/mtab file
> (it's zero size) such that `df' and `mount' have no record of any
> mounted filesystems.
> Anyone else seen this?


You can copy /proc/mounts to /etc/mtab to restore the data.  It's
possible to create a symlink from /proc/mounts to /etc/mtab, but certain
filesystems, eg:  loopback and RAM, IIRC, don't get freed properly if
this is the case.

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