/etc on different partition foolish?

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar.wants at nospam.com
Fri Mar 19 09:47:06 PST 2004

On Fri, 2004-03-19 at 11:25, Japie wrote:
> Hello,
> I yust tryed to make a save as possible partitioning sceme and created an
> additional partition for /etc.
> Of-course this means trouble...
> Can somebody help me out with how to mount it at boot time? (kernel can't
> find inittab and so, odd isn't it ;)
> Or is it a waste of my time?
> The goal was to free my root partition from every dir. that needs RW
> access so I can mount my root RO.

/etc should be a part of /, period.  / can be made RO, but you'll want
to make a symlink for fstab to be elsewhere (somewhere RW), and you'll
probably want to do the same for mtab, or (more simply) link mtab to
/proc/mounts (which is mostly identical to /etc/mtab).
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