umounting /

Matthew Hunt mph at
Thu Dec 11 14:39:29 PST 2003

On Thu, Dec 11, 2003 at 11:55:22AM -0800, Dan Strick wrote:

> (Why did you *want* to unmount the root?  To fsck it or dump it?)

Forcing it to be remounted read-only may help in such cases.

wopr:~# mount -u -o ro -f /
wopr:~# mount
/dev/da0s1a on / (ufs, local, read-only)
/dev/da0s1f on /home (ufs, local, soft-updates)
/dev/da0s1e on /usr (ufs, local, soft-updates)
mfs:20 on /tmp (mfs, asynchronous, local, nosuid)
procfs on /proc (procfs, local)

Matthew Hunt <mph at> * Salvage, like other forms of virtue, is           * its own reward.  -George Reamerstaff

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