Gentoo Archives: gentoo-embedded

From: Gerhardt Lachnitt <glachnitt@××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-embedded@l.g.o
Subject: RE: [gentoo-embedded] Gnap appliance overlay help
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 19:22:41
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-embedded] Gnap appliance overlay help by Thierry Carrez
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.


-----Original Message-----
From: Thierry Carrez [mailto:koon@g.o] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 1:16 PM
To: gentoo-embedded@l.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 -- gentoo-embedded@g.o mailing list -- gentoo-embedded@g.o mailing list