Re: Proposal: /etc /usr/etc /usr/local/etc
On Sat, 5 Jul 1997, Joey Hess wrote:
> Vadim Vygonets:
> > /etc is one of the first things you need when booting a Unix box, you
> > need it *way* before you mount /usr. And before you can mount
> > anything at all. /bin, /sbin, /dev and /etc (did I forget something?)
> > _must_ be on the root partition, which can't be mounted read-only for
> > various reasons. You just can't do such things.
> Yes you can. Look at the transname patch and the nfs root kernel options for
> diskless machines. You can make a kernel that automatically nfs mounts / on
Yo! Then you will nees to put different /etc/hostname and
/etc/whatever for different machines at one disk... This is not about
what I say. I don't think it's a solution to what I propose. Too
hairy for this simple thing. Other Unices are simple. Yann's
solution is simple. This one is hairy.
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