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From: Thierry Carrez <koon@g.o>
Subject: Re: Gnap appliance overlay help
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 20:15:58 +0100
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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