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convert single partition linux install to multiple partitions with read-only root

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http://serverfault.com – I have an embeded system which I finally got stable by doing multiple partitions like so: Disk /dev/sda: 4017 MB, 4017807360 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 488 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x0000e4b5 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 25 194560 83 Linux Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary. /dev/sda2 25 489 3726337 5 Extended Partit (HowTos)