Subject: Re: running netbsd from flash
To: Greg Kritsch <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 06/28/2000 18:27:54
On Wed, Jun 28, 2000 at 12:05:59PM -0400, Greg Kritsch wrote:
> I'm trying to bring a NetBSD system up from a flash memory array, which for
> the time being at least is read only.  I seem to recall seeing some FAQs
> years ago about running with a read-only root partition, but I can't find
> any current references to them.  Can anyone give me any pointers?  I just
> got the boot working from flash the other day, and the problems seem to be
> certain changes in /dev, and obvious problems with /var/run and /tmp.  Oh,
> and the password database was a problem too I think.
> My tentative plan is to union mount a memory disk over the affected
> directories.  Has anyone done this and have any comments about it?  Does it
> work?

I wouldn't use unions, but rather symlinks. unions may work, though.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.