Re: System requirements
> If the NFS client is stable enough, I can mount some space from my
> newer machine. On an old-style Un*x box, I'd put /usr over NFS. I
> realize the Hurd disapproves of this, but is shadowfs in such a state
> that I can do this? (Incidentally, I keep wishing Linux supported
> shadowfs and translators...)
The nfs client is pretty stable in my experience. You cannot currently
have /hurd, /servers, or /lib on nfs, but anything else should be fine
(including /bin and /sbin, in theory anyway).
shadowfs is not in fact implemented yet, so you can't do anything really
snazzy. But you can probably make most of the /foo dirs be symlinks to
/nfs-mount/foo where /nfs-mount is the nfs mount point.