Marco Cecconi (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) wrote:
> Andreas Janssen wrote:
>> partition, change your fstab and reinstall your boot loader. The
>> disadvantage is that if /boot is on the root partition, you can't
>> have /boot read-only.
> Yeah, but Debian doesn't make /boot read-only by default,
Debian doesn't make any partition read-only by default, but you only
have to add three letters to your fstab (,ro)
> and also, half of the stuff in there is actually links to stuff in
> /var or /etc (can't remember which atm)... which pretty much defies
> the purpose. :-)
Not on my boot partition. All the files are on /boot. By default.
> Also, don't expect your system to boot from /boot! It
> actually boots from / and then mounts /boot... don't ask me why! :-)
Yes, / is mounted first, however at that time the kernel is already
loaded. You don't have to mount /boot at all, unless you want to
install or remove a kernel. Not mounting /boot or mounting it ro still
lowers the probability that your kernel is destroyed if you have some
filesystem error on /. Although I must admit that on a system where
most things are already on separate partitions the probability of /
having filesystem errors might be very small.
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