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Old 08-01-2006, 05:18 AM   #1
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Thumbs up read only root file system

Hi friends,
Any one has any Idea on , how to create root file system "/" as Read-only .
what are all needed...for that..

what i have triend yet
/home/ups -- Moved and made Softlink -- /mnt/hda5/ups (moved to second partition hda2)
/var -- Moved and made Softlink -- /mnt/hda5/var (moved to second partition hda2)
/etc -- Moved and made Softlink -- /mnt/hda5/etc (moved to second partition hda2)
/tmp -- Moved and made Softlink -- /mnt/hda5/tmp (moved to second partition hda2)
/root -- Moved and made Softlink -- /mnt/hda5/etc (moved to second partition hda2)
/mnt/hda5/ this one i mounted before it "mountfs" script...

I can able to login but i cant able to communicate with /dev/ttyS0 devices...and TCPIP programming also failing...
any inputs from you guys and girls,

thanks in advance,
santhosh kumar.B
Old 08-01-2006, 06:45 AM   #2
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I think it is not possible because /dev needed to be writable. Every time you plug a usb device, change the partition table for any disk, new entries are created in /dev by hal, hotplug, kudzu, whatever.

What are you trying to accomplish ?
Old 08-22-2006, 06:41 AM   #3
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I want to communicate with with /dev/ttyS0 and sockets..and my root file system as read only..
so...provide inputs from u

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