Subject: Re: Help me defend NetBSD's honor!
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Thierry Herbelot <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/09/2003 10:55:08
Le Sunday 09 March 2003 10:21, Peter Seebach a écrit :
> >Depends on which access you want on /... if you don't need to touch
> > anything, just mount it ro, with an empty /dev (that just contains
> > MAKEDEV*). init will then mount /dev as a mfs at boot time and
> > automatically populate it with the device files (so ssh can change
> > them...)

you could also have a look at rc.diskless{1,2} from FreeBSD, which builds a 
variable /etc tree from constant files (idem for /var).

these scripts were (obviously) written for diskless machines, but are also 
good sources for machines using read-only boot media (the problems are very 

> Cool!
> -s