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.