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I just figured out that the entire time, I was working in /mnt/lfs, I thought that sdb1 was mounted in /mnt/lfs, but it wasn't, hopefully I can just move all of my work over to sdb1 and have it all work, I will let you know my results.
I am not sure if this will even work since I was not working in a different partition. This can be bad, I may have to start all over again!
Last edited by CincinnatiKid; 04-22-2012 at 05:31 PM.
As long as you were chrooted to /mnt/lfs it shouldn't matter if it is a directory or a partition. In fact, the system shouldn't care at all about something like that.
Since you are a long time member here you should already know that "I am getting a lot of messages during bootup about things being read only." is not a sufficient error description. Please post when exactly those error-messages appear and which "things" are reported being read-only.
There seems to be an error in your /etc/fstab. This causes the /dev filesystem not to be mounted as tmpfs, as is pretty normal nowaydays, which in turn prevent the device nodes and symlinks in /dev from being created (it seems that at this point the /-filesystem is still mounted read-only).