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Double mounting of /

Posted by ayrlander 
Double mounting of /
October 18, 2010 05:31AM
Before I mucked with things and possibly made my system unbootable, I wanted to ask the question first....

Since installing Debian, I've noticed that my root partition is mounted twice:
rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
/dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw,noatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered)

/etc/fstab includes the following:
/dev/root / ext3 noatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1

where /dev/root is a symlink to /dev/sda1. That line was added by the Doozan install script. Both entries point to the same partition on my external drive.

I wonder, though, should I remove that entry from /etc/fstab and rely on the system knowing to mount rootfs on / ? I'm just not sure where the 'rootfs' entry comes from or how/when it gets mounted. I couldn't find it by running "rgrep rootfs /etc" but I remember that when I ran the Plugbox distro, it had the same thing, and I didn't know where it came from then, either.

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