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Re: /stand and /altroot

> > /altroot, I think, dates to a time when bootable CD-ROMs unheard of
> It's not just the ability to boot (you may often need this if you
> hosed your bootblocks too), it's the ability to have the
> previous-version of your /, including /etc.

As far as I remember, OpenBSD, for an instance, uses /altroot to
(optionally) backup root file system on daily basis via cron. A small but
nice idea.

- Jukka R.

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