read-only root partition?

Jeff LaCoursiere jeff at jeff.net
Mon Feb 25 18:03:52 GMT 2002


Virtual tty files in /dev will want to update on logins...

j

On Mon, 25 Feb 2002, Paul Civati wrote:

> "Clark C . Evans" <cce at clarkevans.com> wrote:
> 
> > I was wondering if it is possible to have a read-only
> > root partition?  If there are any tricks involved?
> 
> Presuming that your /var is totally separate, because lots of things will
> want to write to files in /var/log and /var/run, yes mostly this will work
> okay except for a few things.
> 
>  - /etc/motd gets updated at boot time, but you can turn that off in rc.conf
>  - if you are using /etc/fbtab then /dev/console won't update, there may
>    be other /dev issues
>  - if you are using DHCP then dhclient will want to update /etc/resolv.conf
> 
> There may be other issues, but these are the main ones I've found.
> 
> -Paul-
> 
> 
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