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Re: F12 Boot error message re mount of loop device



On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 5:16 AM, Michael Schwendt <mschwendt gmail com> wrote:

>> > David wrote:
>> > > During boot I want to mount an iso9660 file as a loop device. The iso
>> > > file is on a ext3 partition labelled HUGE_01 which is mounted at
>> > > /mnt/huge.
>> > >
>> > > FILE = /mnt/huge/get/iso/Fedora-12-i386-DVD/Fedora-12-i386-DVD.iso
>> > > MOUNTPOINT = /mnt/Fedora-12-i386-DVD.
>> > >
>> > > The mount succeeds. However during boot I get this unnecessary failure
>> > > message:
>> > >
>> > > Mounting local filesystems: [ OK ]
>> > > [snip]
>> > > Mounting other filesystems:  mount: according to mtab
>> > > /mnt/huge/get/iso/Fedora-12-i386-DVD/Fedora-12-i386-DVD.iso is already
>> > > mounted on /mnt/Fedora-12-i386-DVD as loop  [ FAILED ]
>
> Enough output is available in the quotes.
> "Mounting local filesystems" is in rc.sysinit.
> "Mounting other filesystems" is in netfs service script.

Thanks to everyone who replied. It pointed me to understanding
/etc/rc.d/* better.

If I might ask a couple of followup questions:

Is the recommended approach to troubleshooting startup scripts to grep
on the messages, eg:
grep -r 'Mount.*filesystems' /etc/rc.d

or is there a better way?

Also, I don't see this unnecessary error message in a similar mount
situation in F9. Would it be appropriate to file a bugzilla? Against
mount? Or against the util-linux-ng package?

Thanks for improving my understanding of these things.
David


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