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RE: "BOOT FAILED!" with a live-rw partition (ext2 and ext3 tested)

This would be SWEET and I could see a PERFECT use for something like

PXE boot a base 30MB Live image then as needed, download and add the
different Live Systems you need/want to be mounted.  This would save on
network bandwidth as well as give some flexibility to clients with OLDER
hardware which have problems running a FULL say, KDE or GNOME
environment along with OpenOffice and other utilities.

It may take time but I am sure the Live team will see some quite a few
uses for this type of scenario.

-Stephen  AKA Screwba

-----Original Message-----
From: Hans Ekbrand [mailto:hans.ekbrand@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Hans
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 7:24 AM
To: debian-live@lists.debian.org
Subject: "BOOT FAILED!" with a live-rw partition (ext2 and ext3 tested)

I get

Remounting /dev/sdb2 ro on /cow failed

and a prompt (initramfs) when trying to boot with "persistent" and a
partition named "live-rw".

cat /live.log gives

mount: mounting /dev/sdb2 on /cow failed: Device or resource busy

the list of mounts includes

/root (aufs)
/root/live (tmpfs)

So it seems some script is trying to mount /cow twice. Just exiting the
shell with Ctrl-d (twice) works, and then the boot goes well. This is a
bit annoying of course.

Kind regards,

Hans Ekbrand (http://sociologi.cjb.net) <hans@sociologi.cjb.net> Q. What
is that strange attachment in this mail?
A. My digital signature, see www.gnupg.org for info on how you could
   use it to ensure that this mail is from me and has not been
   altered on the way to you.

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