Re: [mu TECH] From UMSDOS to ext2

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Thu Nov 21 2002 - 14:51:49 CET

On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 01:32:05PM +0100, Werner Flügel nicely wrote:
> Hi all,
> I installed Mulinux 13r2 on an old machine. While changing the harddisk
> from 100 to 600MB I tried to change the filesystem too. I copied all
> with "cp -ax / /mnt" (the new hd was mounted under /mnt), changed the
> entries in the /mnt/etc/fstab and in the syslinux.cfg on the bootfloppy,
> and started the machine with the new harddisk. Now i got a lot of error-
> messages, caused by the readonly-mounted root-filesystem. But why is it
> ro-mounted? According to the fstab it should be mounted rw!?
> The FAQ and google didn't help.
> Whats wrong?

You must add the "rw" switch in your syslinux.cfg, at the end
of the "APPEND" directive:

                APPEND ...... rw

As alternative, do not copy manually. Runs "clone", instead.
You can clone from UMSDOS to EXT2.


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