systemd and mounting filesystems

Tom Hughes tom at
Tue Oct 4 14:02:56 UTC 2011

On 04/10/11 14:54, Paul Howarth wrote:

> I ran into a similar problem last month. I foolishly set up a bind mount
> for a local filesystem, with the new mountpoint living on top of an NFS
> filesystem, and set it up in fstab to mount on boot in an F-16 VM. When
> I next rebooted, the attempted bind mount happened very early in the
> boot process (long before the network was up) and failed, resulting in a
> boot failure at an even earlier point that the usual single-user mode,
> where all the volume groups hadn't even been scanned and devices added
> in /dev, which was tricky to fix until I figured out what had happened
> and removed the bind mount entry from fstab.

I have a similar problem with some bind mounts over the root filesystem 
where systemd mounts them while the rootfs is still ro and hence they 
all wind up as ro until I remount them.


Tom Hughes (tom at

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