[syslinux] 2 root disks sdb1,sdc1; if set "root=/dev/sdc1", mtab lies saying sdb1 is root!?

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Sun Aug 25 19:41:05 PDT 2002

Tom Rodman wrote:
> THE PROBLEM: the mount command and /etc/mtab indicate
> that "/dev/sdb1" is root- I know this is false because the
> sdb disk is never accessed (LED never lites) , and because I have
> distinct files on sdc not on sdb.  If I reverse the SCSI ids on the 2 RH 7.3
> disks the behavior is identical when I boot from /dev/sdc1.
> What can be done to clear this up?

Fix your /etc/fstab.


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