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Old 09-11-2011, 02:42 PM   #1
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Boot Bodhi 1.2.0 Live CD without auto mounting hd partitions

Booting Bodhi Linux 1.2.0 as a Live CD.

Does anyone know if there is a boot parameter that can be used to not have the hard drive partitions automatically mounted when booting the Live CD?

Right now I am using the following command to unmount the partitions after I boot up:

sudo umount -a -v -t ext3

But I would prefer to not have them mounted.
Old 09-11-2011, 03:47 PM   #2
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Remaster the iso would be the correct way.

I doubt there is any cheat code to prevent mounting.

Contact bodhi developers for maybe a script that could do a simple edit to the iso image to fix that.
Old 09-11-2011, 05:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

I agree there probably is not a cheat code, but there should be one when a Live CD auto mounts existing partitions.
Old 09-12-2011, 12:55 PM   #4
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Follow up.

I remastered the "iso" using isomaster, unsquashfs, and mksquashfs on an Ubuntu 10.4 installation to stop the auto mounting.

Used isomaster to extract the file "casper/filesystem.squashfs" from the bodhi_1.2.0.iso into a temporary directory.

Used the command "sudo unsquashfs filesystem.squashfs" to create a directory named "squashfs-root".

Edited file "squashfs-root/etc/rc.local", commented out the following line:


Saved the file.

Deleted the file "filesystem.squashfs".

Used the command "sudo mksquashfs squashfs-root filesystem.squashfs" to build a new "filesystem.squashfs" file.

Used isomaster again to do the following:

- remove the old casper/filesystem.squashfs file from the "iso"
- add the new "filesystem.squashfs" to the "iso"
- save the modified "iso" as a new name

Burned the new "iso" to a CD and then tested it to confirm it would boot up without auto mounting the hard drive partitions.

The remastered CD seems to work fine. One odd thing though, the modified "filesystem.squashfs" file is smaller than the original one. I just let it use the defaults when creating the new "filesystem.squashfs" with mksquashfs.

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