Re: linux-kernel-digest V1 #105

Chris Adams (
Wed, 5 Jul 1995 21:20:36 -0500 (CDT)

Subject: Re: linux-kernel-digest V1 #105
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Organization: HiWAAY Information Services

In article <> you write:
>>> In that case, my vote would change to having a configuration option for
>>> this, with the default being set to initially mount read-only.
>>There already exists such an option in lilo, which makes the patch
>>unnecessary (I always just use 'make zlilo' and it works without problem).
> Actually, I would like a configuration option for this too.
>I frequently boot test kernels from floppies, and I am not using lilo
>in this case, so I always have to remember to use rdev to set the
>mount status. If I ever forget, the rc scripts get kind of confused.

Well, arch/i386/bootsect.S already has


so I imagine that changing this to a 1 would make it read-only. Or, you
could add a "-DCONFIG_ROOT_RDONLY=1" or something. I don't see why the
define in bootsect.S couldn't just be changed to 1.

Chris Adams -
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