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Re: Is inability to operate with root read-only (and separate /etc, /dev, etc) a bug or design decision?

On Aug 12, Daniel Dickinson <cshore@wightman.ca> wrote:

> A little while back I tried to setup a system that used a read-only
> root filesystem during regular operation and ran into some problems
> during boot.  The first is that /etc needs to be read-write but init
> scripts break badly if /etc is not on the root filesystem (probably could
> be fixed in initramfs-tools).
Most of this should have been fixed.

> The second problem I had was that, before udev is ready, /dev needs to
> be writable (this was with sarge; maybe initramfs-tools already solves
> this).
I do not remember this being true in sarge.


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