Difference between revisions of "Mount ReadWrite"

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The hidden <tt>/etc/rc</tt> boot script checks for the existence of the file, and if found, the drive is mounted read/write automatically.
 
The hidden <tt>/etc/rc</tt> boot script checks for the existence of the file, and if found, the drive is mounted read/write automatically.
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Note that /Users, /etc, /tmp, and /var are mounted on the Scratch volume, which is always writable.
  
 
==Alternative One Liners==
 
==Alternative One Liners==
 
ReadWrite On:
 
ReadWrite On:
  mount -o remount,rw /dev/disk0s3 /
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  sudo mount -uw /
  
 
ReadWrite Off:
 
ReadWrite Off:
  mount -o remount,ro /dev/disk0s3 /
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  sudo mount -ur /
  
I prefer to leave it mounted read only when im not writing
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I prefer to leave it mounted read only when I'm not writing

Revision as of 14:54, 29 April 2007

To have the boot drive automatically mounted as read/write, create a file at the root of the drive named .readwrite; you can create it with this command:

touch .readwrite

The hidden /etc/rc boot script checks for the existence of the file, and if found, the drive is mounted read/write automatically.

Note that /Users, /etc, /tmp, and /var are mounted on the Scratch volume, which is always writable.

Alternative One Liners

ReadWrite On:

sudo mount -uw /

ReadWrite Off:

sudo mount -ur /

I prefer to leave it mounted read only when I'm not writing