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Re: run debian off usb flash drive

Oliver Kurth <okurth@gmx.net> writes:

> On Sat, 2004-03-06 at 20:45, Russell Coker wrote:
> > On Sun, 7 Mar 2004 15:19, Oliver Kurth <okurth@gmx.net> wrote:
> > > running for about half a year now, usually always on (so few reboots). I
> > > am still a little bit worried about /etc/mtab and /etc/network/ifstate
> > > (the latter can be put on ram disk as well).
> > 
> > /etc/mtab should work as a symlink to /proc/mounts.
> Yes... but there may be problems with loop mounts.

With one of the 6 patches from BTS you can also link /etc/mtab to
somewhere writeable and have it work like its now.

> > > I have built a small Debian package for the ram disk setup, tell me if
> > > you are interested.
> > 
> > Sounds good.  Is it suitable for including in Debian or does it have to hack 
> > things around too much?
> Well, it is really very simple, no rocket science. It just consists of
> an init script that creates the directories, see here:
> http://people.debian.org/~oku/rdsetup/
> My plans were to make it more configurable, but I haven't done that yet.
> But I will look at flashybrid, seems that is more advanced.
> Greetings,
> Oliver


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