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Old 12-31-2004, 09:17 AM   #1
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remounting hda?

I have a very small version of Linux that boots from a CF. At boot time, the CF is mounted as read only, in order to prevent too many write cycles to it. As such, Linux actually runs from ramdisk.

However, there are times I may want to add new files to this system. WIthout actually writing these files to the CF, these changes will obviously be lost during a reboot.

Of course, the problem is not being able to unmount the cf (there is one partition at /) in order to remount it as read-write.

Is there a way to do this?
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# mount -o remount,rw /
Old 12-31-2004, 09:35 AM   #3
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Originally posted by kostian
# mount -o remount,rw /

Thanks, that seems to work

I must have missed that in the man pages


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