I have a standard light fixture that is controlled by a pull-string on the fixture itself. What I'd like to do is replace the fixture with track lighting and install a wall switch to control it. The fixture is powered by knob and tube, so there's no ground wire back to the box.
Starting the track at the power source, what I'd like is for the switch to be on the wall at the other end of the track (about 8 feet away).
My question is, instead of running the wire up in the ceiling (thus having to drill through multiple joists and patch a bunch of drywall holes), can I run the wire either underneath the installed track or alongside it?
I can't decide if this is a brilliant idea, a terrible one, or somewhere in between.