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Old 08-05-2007, 03:58 PM   #1
JosephS
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Booting into single user mode


I booted into single-user mode to run a file system check. All my partitions for Slackware were mounted rw. Aren't file systems supposed to be unmounted in single-user mode?

Here is the menu.list for grub:
Quote:
title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-4-686
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-686 root=/dev/hda6 ro
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-4-686
savedefault

title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-4-686 (single-user mode)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-686 root=/dev/hda6 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-4-686
savedefault

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/hda1.
title Slackware Linux (on /dev/hda1)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 ro
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/hda1.
title Slackware Linux (on /dev/hda1) (single-user mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 ro single
savedefault
boot
When I booted into single-user mode for Debian the filesystems were unmounted.

Thanks.
 
Old 08-05-2007, 04:11 PM   #2
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in slackware the root filesytem is mounted read-only in the beginning to check its consistency; after that it is remounted readwrite.
these are just design decisions by the distributions..
 
  


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