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Re: Worrying message at boot re. mount error


Anthony Campbell (<ac@acampbell.org.uk>) wrote:

> On 03 Feb 2004, Adam Aube wrote:
>> On Tuesday 03 February 2004 10:37 am, Anthony Campbell wrote:
>>> I've noticed a worrying message at boot. It comes just after
>>> "Cleaning /tmp /var/run /var/lock"
>>> and reads:
>>> "mount: wrong fstype, bad option, bad superblock on tmpfs, or
>>> too many mounted filesystems"
>>> In spite of this, everything seems to work as it should
>> Can you post the contents of /etc/fstab?
> [fstab, no line with tmpfs]

Check the initscripts, maybe one of them tries to mount tmpfs. As it
appears it happens while or after bootmisc.sh is run, which is the
script that cleans out /tmp. On my system, bootmisc.sh is run as
/etc/rcS.s/S55bootmisc.sh. So you should take a look at
/etc/init.d/bootmisc.sh or the scripts that are run directly
afterwards, and see if one of them tries to mount tmpfs. Disable it. Or
check why it cannot be mounted. To see if your Kernel supports tmpfs,
grep the config file for TMPFS. It should have


best regards
        Andreas Janssen

Andreas Janssen
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