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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
~ more stable).
so far I figured out, the old Unix design guideline applies: everything
that sits in /var should be writable. everything, that sits in /usr/local,
should be writable when adding packages, everything that is /home, is
userland. everything that is /tmp, is writable (indeed).Everything that is
/etc should be writable when configuration changes, or new users are
added. The other places should never be writable until you consider your
kernel changes (/usr/src/sys) or complete upgrade. (there are /root and
other dirs left behind of course). Correct me if I am wrong in parts or
whole idea.. ;-)