[Grml] Read-only root fs

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Wed Jun 28 21:34:27 CEST 2006

* T <mlist4suntong at yahoo.com> [20060628 20:55]:

> - 1st, does grml support read-only root fs? If not please put it
> into todo list.

That's pretty useless. Use the live-cd if you don't want to touch
files on your harddisk.

> Since it is a Live distro, supporting read-only root fs should be
> trivial, but I need it badly. I have reiserfs for my root fs, but still
> that can't sustain the frequent power failure that I'm having.  

reiserfs, bad choice for your root-fs...

> - 2nd, an OT question. Does Debian or grml support some kind of integrity
> test? My current situation is that after so many damn power failures, my
> lovely Debian is in an unstable stage, commands that used to work are now
> failing mystically. Re-install the packages that contain those tools won't
> help. I'm now forced to do a reinstallation after having my
> ever-upgrading-and-customizing Debian for so many years... 
> I wish Debian or grml has the integrity testing capability that rpm has,
> ie. to test whether the libs/executables that reside on the disk are still
> the same as in the package. This might help for situations like what I'm
> experiencing, or HD failure, and potential compromised systems... 

man debsums

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