initrd's ramdisk mounted in read-only mode

From: Yaroslav Popovitch (
Date: Wed Oct 09 2002 - 10:14:28 EST

Hmm. I was making boot image for CD with kernel-2.4.19 and found that
ramdisk is mounted in read-only mode. On previous kernel 2.4.12 it was
working ok.

I passed "rw" option according to initrd documentation and ramdisk was
mounted in rw modes.
I checked mount points by "cat /proc/mounts" and found that
         /dev/rootfs mounted on /
        /dev/root /

If /dev/rootfs is mounted, is it mean, that there was an error during
mounting ramdisk?
Why /dev/rootfs is still mounted? And why ramdisk is mounted in read-only

Here it is my default settings to grub-bootloader:
kernel=/boot/vmlinuz.gz root=/dev/ram0 load_ramdisk=1

Modified with rw option:
kernel=/boot/vmlinuz.gz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc rw load_ramdisk=1


Mr. Yaroslav Popovitch - tel. +372 6419975
SOT Finnish Software Engineering Ltd. - fax +372 6419975
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