/etc/mtab in a read-only medium

Fernando Arbeiza arbeizaf at ono.com
Mon Oct 8 09:15:23 PDT 2001


On Mon 08 Oct 2001 18:08, Chris Lingard wrote:
> Fernando Arbeiza wrote:
> > On Mon 08 Oct 2001 17:17, Fernando Arbeiza wrote:
> >
> > <...>
>
> I made the ramdisk the root and mounted /proc and /cdrom onto it.  You can
> mount anything onto the CD provided you have the mount points.  You will
> need to change the mountfs and checkfs scripts since the cd is always read
> only.

Thanks a lot, but I've made all the scripts to build the CD from my point of 
view, and I'd prefer not to change that (I'm a bit lazy).

> I made etc.tar, root.tar on the partition that becomes the CD; and un-tar
> these in the start up script.
>
> If you make the CD the root then you will have problems with /tmp.  You can
> remake /var in the start up script.

But I make /tmp a link to a directory in the ramdisk. Is there any problem 
with that?

> Good luck

Thanks again,

Fernando Arbeiza,
Cantabria, Spain
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