Mounting partition as /var/spool/mail
A colleague at work has offered to prove he can crash
my debian server if I give him a user account. Its a kind
of RH vs Debian thing so I've said he can try. One
way he might try is simply to fill the hdd so I have
given him a 10 MB partition as home. In case he tries
to do the same with fetchmail, I want to set up a
partition with 100MB as /var/spool/mail.
Steps so far:
cp -a /var/spool/mail /spare100
mount -t ext2 /dev/etc /var/etc
chown root /var/spool/mail
But it doesn't work as the partition is read-only for users.
Is what I am trying to do possible and if so how have I
messed up permissions, assuming that is what I've messed up?
Thanks in advance,