Subject: Re: running netbsd from flash
To: Greg Kritsch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
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
I wouldn't use unions, but rather symlinks. unions may work, though.
Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr