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Old 05-04-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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Smile Where does the file system proc get mounted during the boot process?


I am trying to figure out where the proc gets mounted during the boot process. Is it is the /proc?
 
Old 05-04-2013, 04:11 PM   #2
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Yes.
/proc ................
 
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:12 PM   #3
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When the system first boots, it is running from the initrd, which is a small root filesystem in RAM. In that, there is a script named "init" that performs various functions, including the initial mounting of /proc.

The initramfs-*.img files in your /boot are compressed cpio archives of that initrd. If you want to examine the init script, you can extract it into your current directory like this:
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gunzip -c /root/initramfs-$(uname -r).img | cpio -im init
 
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:01 PM   #4
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LOL YIPPPEEEE!!!! I got something right I am learning
Thank you.
 
Old 05-04-2013, 05:05 PM   #5
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I've never tried it, but I suspect /proc could be mounted (almost) where-ever you want.
Stand by for all-round confusion to erupt ...

And, of course, initrd id is optional. It's unlikely the OP has a system without one, but possible.
 
Old 05-04-2013, 05:05 PM   #6
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I will check out what you suggested rknichols. Thanks a lot
 
Old 05-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #7
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I've never tried it, but I suspect /proc could be mounted (almost) where-ever you want.
And in fact, it does get mounted in other places, all simultaneously, wherever things that run in a chroot environment need access to /proc.

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And, of course, initrd id is optional. It's unlikely the OP has a system without one, but possible.
Since this is a Fedora-specific forum, I'd say that liklihood is vanishingly small.
 
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