Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Write to An Unwritable Partition

You can write to an unwritable partition using this simple syntax. Many security engineers strongly encourage SysAds to lock down (read only) their/usr partitions. However, this can present problems during upgrades. Here's a quick and dirty workaround.

#mount -F ufs -o rw,remount /usr

Frankly speaking, I've only been able to remount /usr to write. I've always had to reboot the system for read only to take effect. Suggestions?

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