Subject: Re: More on read-only root
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Darren Reed <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/06/1995 01:21:02
In some email I received from der Mouse, they wrote:
> I've seen three responses already to my note about read-only roots.
> One expressed interest in what I'd done, especially the rc script
> changes; one remarked that it would perhaps help if I could indicate
> how extensive the changes are; and one said something about wanting to
> mount root read-only on a diskful machine.
> I received the first of these first, and composed a private reply.  I
> was somewhat surprised to find that, of the many changes I've made,
> very few are actually related to the read-only root.  Briefly,
> /etc/fstab needs to be somewhere else, with all that implies.

I think quite a few files from /etc would need to be elsewhere...unless
you never add users, reconfigure sendmail, etc.

[Notes about fstab problems deleted.]

What about a nullfs mount of /var/etc over /etc ?