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Re: Running parted *remotely*

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Running parted *remotely*
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 23:30:55 +1100
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

On Fri, Dec 21, 2001 at 04:55:57AM -0500, Philip Mak wrote:
> I think the problem was that I was not able to unmount the / partition
> properly. Even though "umount -v /" claimed to have unmounted the root
> partition, it only remounted it in read-only mode. Then apparently it got
> screwed up when I resized the partitions.

This is what I'd expect to happen, yes :(

> Maybe it's not possible to unmount the root partition of a running machine
> because it has to contain /dev? I'm not sure. At any rate, I made a big
> mess this time. Me and my stupid ideas...

Correct, you can't unmount root in Linux, although this will change in
2.5.  I doubt it will ever be easy to do what you want to here though...


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