[CentOS] Writable Centos LiveCD on Embeded Linux?

Oliver Schulze L. oliver at samera.com.py
Sun Aug 10 19:32:48 UTC 2008

Hi Stephen,
thanks for answering.

I'm trying to see if I can get a router using an embeded platform, alix 
in this case.
Since the Alix platform is getting more powerfull and the 1GB compatch 
flash is also
getting cheaper, I was think in createing a full Centos distro booting 
in that platform.

Will read more about the overlay feature and see if it will do the job 
for me.

But maybe I will go back to have an ext2 partition and don't write to 
it. I like
the LiveCD option because of the fast (no fsck) boot feature


Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 1:19 PM, Oliver Schulze L. <oliver at samera.com.py> wrote:
>> Hi Stephen,
>> I read about the overlay feature in Fedora9, but I don't know if when the
>> changes
>> to the FS are so big (like going from 5.1 to 5.2) the overlay will grow and
>> grow
>> over time. And the overlay solution will require too much space.
> For the live Cd that is about your only choise. The overlay will not
> grow.. it will eventually fill up, but if you are making that many
> changes in an embedded environment you really need to think about why
> you aren't doing a complete reflush of the SSD

Oliver Schulze L.
Asuncion - Paraguay

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