[svlug] system with read-only root filesystem
bill at billjonas.com
Tue Jul 2 10:26:40 PDT 2002
On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 08:41:12AM -0700, Robert Hajime Lanning wrote:
> Is there any problem with mounting root readonly?
Well, you won't be able to write to it. ;-)
> I know that Solaris has readonly imply nodev. So /dev must be a seperate
> filesystem, mounted readwrite.
mount(8) didn't say anything about that. I've had my root fs mounted
read-only before, mostly for maintenance/triage-type stuff, and the
devices still work. If it turns out that they don't for you for some
reason, it can always be overridden using "ro,dev,defaults" for example.
Bill Jonas * bill at billjonas.com * http://www.billjonas.com/
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