Re: avoid a global registry for local apps
> I have always thought putting /etc on
> a seperate partition would be handy but
> if I am not mistaken /etc cannot be on
> it's own partition. I think the same
> goes for /lib and /dev. Please correct
> if I am wrong.
You are correct. The reason is very simple. If
/etc is in a separate partition it will never get
mounted, because you don't have an /etc/fstab to
tell mount where it is. There are some hacks you
could use to get around this, but all of the ones I
can think of are pretty unpleasant.