Possible to minimalize write-access to the IDE-drive ?

Justin Hibbits jrh29 at po.cwru.edu
Thu Oct 3 09:08:53 PDT 2002

On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 06:02:41PM +0200, Nils Emil Pejstrup Larsen wrote:
> Hello
> Thank you all for your answers.
> I read the Boot CD-hint to help me do the following:
> Create a 2MB ramdisk
> Mount it /mnt/ramdisk
> Move /tmp and /var to the ramdisk
> Create symlinks with "ln -sf"
> It seems (?) to be a problem that "/dev" is mounted read-only. Modprobe is 
> still complaining about missing "char-major-7". Telnet fails with "all 
> networks ports in use" because "openpty" fails. Apache will not start (no 
> reason given).
> What steps is to be taken ?
> Nils Emil P. Larsen

The easiest way would be to use devfs, that way, /dev exists only in kernel
RAM.  Another thing you could do is put /dev onto the ramdisk.

Justin hibbits

Registered Linux user 260206

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