[arch-general] /usr is not mounted. This is not supported.

Sander Jansen s.jansen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 10:59:30 EDT 2011

This is not a new thing,  it has been "broken" for quite a while.



On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 9:42 AM, Dwight Schauer <dschauer at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been using Arch Linux for about 4 years now. I have it on a few
> important systems at work and it has been doing very well.
> This morning I saw "/usr is not mounted. This is not supported." in my
> boot up after a recent rc.sysinit update.
> What is this, bait and switch? I've been running Linux and BSD systems
> since 1996 and typically always have /usr in a separate partition (as
> well as /var, /home/ and /tmp, but lately been using a ram /tmp).
> Why does /usr even exist if it can't be on a separate partition? Why
> not just combine /usr/lib and /lib? And /usr/bin and /bin? And
> /usr/sbin and /sbin? Why have the distinction at all if it can't be on
> separate partition?
> I understand that historically that /usr often use to be on different
> drive, and that is not really an issue nowadays. Only this year have I
> started not putting /usr into separate partitions because I've been
> making thumbdrive installs, and did not really see any benefit to
> making so many partitions (automatically created anyways, with a
> custom install script).
> Does this "/usr is not mounted. This is not supported." mean I'm going
> to have to eventually fix (dump/fix/restore) all my systems that are
> now currently running fine (and that I and others are depending on at
> my work) because Arch Linux no longer supports /usr on a different
> partition (due to rc.sysinit failing, not just printing an error
> message)? I run Arch Linux on more than 10 systems, and about 6 or 7
> of those are at work (where Arch has been working out very well).
> I'm not looking forward to redoing all these systems that are running
> fine if this is where Arch is headed and rc.sysinit is not fixed to
> take out this new requirement.
> I know this a bit of a rant, but this "/usr is not mounted. This is
> not supported." error message is definitely not getting this day off
> to a good start...
> Definitely not wanting to give up Arch for such a simple issue....
> Dwight

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