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SWITCH_ROOT

Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: June 2009
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NAME

switch_root - switch to another filesystem as the root of the mount tree.  

SYNOPSIS

switch_root [-hV]

switch_root newroot init [arg ...]  

DESCRIPTION

switch_root moves already mounted /proc, /dev and /sys to newroot and makes newroot the new root filesystem and starts init process.

WARNING: switch_root removes recursively all files and directories on the current root filesystem.

 

OPTIONS

-h, --help
show help and exit
-V, --version
show version number and exit

 

RETURN VALUE

switch_root returns 0 on success and 1 on failure.

 

SEE ALSO

mount(8) chroot(2) init(8) mkinitrd(8)  

AUTHORS

Peter Jones <[email protected]>
Jeremy Katz <[email protected]>
Karel Zak <[email protected]>
 

AVAILABILITY

The switch_root command is part of the util-linux-ng package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
RETURN VALUE
SEE ALSO
AUTHORS
AVAILABILITY

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