On Tue, 17 Jun 2008, Josh Glover wrote:
> A dangerous thought indeed. If your /boot partition is the same as
> your / partition, you lose the ability to not automatically mount
> /boot. Not having /boot mounted means that nothing can accidentally
> hose your kernel while your system is running, thus giving you the
> peace of mind that you can at least boot into single-user mode to
> repair your system after a crash.
Even better, not having /boot mounted means your package management
system will write to your / partition when it next updates your
Another great idea, don't mount /proc - it improves security and will
keep software maintainers happily occupied, trying to figure out bug
reports of configure scripts failing.
Not all ideas are good ones..
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.iepaul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
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