uloop integration [Was: running livecd from a hd without installing it]
Sorry for the delay... I must say: Great idea!
uloop sounds very interesting, and it can help implement cool features many
of us wanted (other than HD boot).
I read the thread on aufs list, and it seems that you've managed to boot
debian-live with "ulooped" device.
Can you please post the necessary steps in order to do that? (And the
It will make more people interested, and hopefully integrated in debian live
On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 8:32 AM, Jordi Pujol <jordipujolp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Looking into the net I have found a utility that is part of the files
> distributed with aufs, its name is uloop.
> This tool mounts a filesystem in loop devices and creates a cache in
> The original filesystem, by now, only could be a block device and "http"
> The cache filesystem can be tmpfs (in RAM memory) or disk.
> I have modified live-initramfs to mount the live_media as an uloop device,
> creating new options for caching to RAM memory or to disk,
> Doing some tests I can see that works correctly, (also I am writing this
> message in a Debian Live system started with uloop cache to RAM).
> With that the user should not be worried of copy neither to install files,
> there is not a delay at starting the system, since the cache is created
> the Operating System needs new parts from the original media.
> uloop replaces the options toram and todisk with advantage,
> even can be better if could exist the utility "ulofile", that will permit
> mount in uloop only the main compressed file of the Live OS, with "ulofile"
> the Live OS could be a lot more practical and would have more
> well, also I am going to expose this in the aufs list and to propose the
> creation of the tool "ulofile"
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