why "read-only" ?

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Oct 7 14:02:11 PDT 2001

On Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 12:52:01AM +0200, Stefano wrote:
> Init doesn't start, the last useful line before two lines regarding USB devices is:
> VFS: mounted root (ext2 file system) read only.

Okay, then it probably means that /sbin/init doesn't exist on your LFS
system. The kernel used bash as a fall-back.

/sbin/init may be present but not running properly (seg. faulting for
example). When you're at the shell, try to run /sbin/init manually and see
what happens.
> There's nothing wrong with the book, i've a heat problem running two hard disks simultaneously (after a while, they crash), so i must disconnect the first one till a solve that problem and the boot loader must be in the new LFS.

boot into Mandrake, edit the /etc/lilo.conf file. There is a line
boot=/dev/hda most likely
Change hda to whichever driver is hosting your LFS system right now,
probably hdb

run lilo and the MBR on hdb will be written. When you make hdb hda (by
disconnecting the hda disk), it should boot LFS.

Gerard Beekmans

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