[CentOS] Writable Centos LiveCD on Embeded Linux?

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Sun Aug 10 18:44:31 UTC 2008

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 12:39 PM, Oliver Schulze L.
<oliver at samera.com.py> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was wondering if it possible to have a Centos LiveCD installation boot
> from
> a Compact Flash in a embeded x86 (Wrap/Alix) platform *and* be able to
> save the changes made to the File System back to the Flash memory.

You would need to really hack at it to get it to that. The ability to
do that did not get into Fedora until 9 so its part of the init
scripts or the livecd tools to make an overlay partition.

> So, the next time the LiveCD boots it will have all the changes made.
> The problem I'm trying yo solve is:
> - fast boot time
> - fast recovery when the Linux is shutdown improperly (power failure, etc)
> - be able to upgrade some rpm packages via yum
> Will a LiveCD (squash/union FS) be a better solution than booting Centos
> directly from an ext2(fewer I/O than ext3) partition?
> Many thanks in advance
> Oliver
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