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From: "Gerhardt Lachnitt" <glachnitt@...>
Subject: RE: Gnap appliance overlay help
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 13:21:02 -0600
 
The files were only the ones from the tutorial in the /etc directory.  I
tried it again today, and the process seemed to work.  I must have made
a mistake earlier.

Thanks,
Gerhardt

-----Original Message-----
From: Thierry Carrez [mailto:koon@g.o] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 1:16 PM
To: gentoo-embedded@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-embedded] Gnap appliance overlay help

Gerhardt Lachnitt wrote:
> I am attempting to create a gnap with a custom overlay.  Following the

> Gentoo Network Appliance (GNAP) User Guide, I created my overlay 
> directory and then executed the command:
> 
> gnap_overlay -i myfirewall.iso -o myoverlay/
> 
> This successfully creates an iso.  I don't have a burner in my Gentoo 
> machine so I transfer the iso to a Windows box and burn it.  The 
> resulting disc boots up just fine.  However, when I log into it, the 
> files I put in my overlay don't appear on the disk.  There is an 
> overlay.tgz archive in the cd's root folder that contains my overlay 
> directory, but it doesn't appear to be applied anywhere.
> 
> It is my understanding that the overlay files should be merged into 
> the disk's resulting file system.  Do I misunderstand their purpose, 
> or have I missed a step somewhere?

Only a few directories are in fact "writeable" on a LiveCD (/etc, /var,
/root...). Where are you trying to add files using your overlay ?

-K
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