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Re: Mount as many partitions as possible read only (what do I do with /etc?)

On Wed, 6 Oct 1999, Enrico Zini wrote:

> What's The Right Way (tm) to have / mounted read-only?

You're not really supposed to.  / has to be read-write because it contains
/etc.  /etc has to be on / because it wants to be consistent both before
and after the non-root partitions are mounted.

You aren't really gaining much by making / read-only.  If you're really
paranoid, sync after you mount, unmount, passwd, etc.  In practice, / is
rarely corrupted by crashes.

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