Is it possible to mount an entire disk device read only?

Karl Auer kauer at
Sun Sep 6 10:52:57 UTC 2015

On Sun, 2015-09-06 at 12:48 +0200, silver.bullet at wrote:
> Actually the question is, if you could mount a complete drive instead
> of individual partitions, resp. if you could mark a whole drive to be
> read-only, but than to mount the partitions of that drive one by
> another.

Are you saying it would be nice to be able to mount the entire drive
read-only, but then mount specific partitions read-write? That would
defeat the purpose.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at

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