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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 ?
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