Recently I decided my dev DigitalOcean instance needed a boost. Normally 512mb is sufficient for production but I want to develop remotely.
I opted for a temporary resize to 1gb of RAM.
I also learned that my attempts to bind /dev/urandom and /dev/tty in /etc/fstab were failing miserably. I had to use DigitalOcean’s VNC connection and manually try to figure things out.
Remember how often I hit Ctrl-W and closed the tab still raises my blood pressure.
I ended up using /etc/rc.local to run
$ sudo mount --bind /dev/urandom /jailthing/urandom
$ sudo mount --bind /dev/tty /jailthing/tty
And it worked like a charm!
No more VNC to setup my convoluted login scheme anymore!