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Re: Security Debian Questions


You could try booting from an debian install cd/dvd and choosing the
rescue option. Then you'll have to chroot into you installation and fix
the mountpoints. But this is a work-around, it shouldn't be so hard to



On Fri, 2007-04-20 at 20:30 -0500, George P Boutwell wrote:
> Hey,
>   I have a few questions about how to actually implement some things
> laid out in the Securing Debian How-To... 
>   I read in there that it's preferred to set-up separate partitions for
> mount points such as /tmp, /var/tmp, & /home.  I tried to do this on the
> last debian install I did for my firewall.  I'm preparing to re-do this
> machine for Etch (along with some hardware upgrades), but I ran into a
> problem when trying to do this.  I don't remember the exact details, but
> the problem I think revolved around not being able to properly boot-up
> since the /tmp and/or the /var/tmp where needed during the boot, but not
> being mounted yet.  Anyone experienced this problem before and/or have
> an suggestion on how to get around this problem?
> Thanks,
> George

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