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Re: [Progress Report1] Re: Using debootstrap

On 04/29/2018 07:11 AM, Andy Smith wrote:
Hi Richard,

On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 06:43:42AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
On 04/29/2018 12:59 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
On 04/28/2018 10:57 PM, Kushal Kumaran wrote:
You can try it out to verify after you fix the mount options to not
include nodev.


The man page for mount hints its possible to remove nodev but there is a
dearth of useful examples.

# mount -o remount,dev /dev/sdc1

"man mount" says:

     If you want to override mount options from /etc/fstab you have to
     use the -o option:

         mount device|dir -o options

That got me further :}
But still nothing got written to target :{

I have a secondary machine on which I've made space for a Debian install and a target partition. >50 years of trouble shooting has taught me to eliminate as many unknowns as possible. The primary reason I was using the flash drive was I could not make enough space on this hard drive.

as regards "remount" option it later says:

                  Attempt to remount an already-mounted filesystem.
                  This is commonly used to change the mount flags
                  for a  filesystem,  especially to make a readonly
                  filesystem writable.  It does not change device or
                  mount point.

Also have not found a good description of "nodev".

Same man page:

        dev    Interpret character or block special devices on the

        nodev  Do not interpret character or block special
               devices on the file system.

While a filesystem is mounted "nodev", it can't have device special
files created on it.

I had read, but not understood, those passages.
As I've said on occasion, "If retirement isn't for learning, what use is it?" ;/