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Re: re OpenBSD on booting from CDROM
Sure, it'll stop being as slow as the hard drive and be as slow
as the CDROM drive. Put it on a disk, pin the disk read only.
Use another disk for / swap and parts of var you need rw.
(it would be interesting to split up the parts of / that need to be
written to and those that didn't (/bin /sbin), wish union mounts were
Quoting Andrew P. Kaszubski (email@example.com):
> I am toying with the idea of creating a very small OpenBSD file system image
> on a cdrom, which would boot from CD, have a small hard disk for logging /
> swapping, or maybe /etc files mounted on a floppy and run a ramdisk for tmp
> space and log to another machine.
> I see this as being a good way of setting up a firewall quickly which cannot
> be tampered with.
> Can anyone see any problems with what I am suggesting?
> What kernel options etc would need to be included to facilitate this and how
> can I burn a cd from the image I create with rockridge extensions ???
> Any feedback would be appreciated.
> Regards Andrew Kaszubski