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Old 09-01-2010, 09:01 AM   #16
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i thought your 1st post alluded to having no harddrive and doing this thru ram only ?

maybe if you move this thread to the embedded forum more folks would know how to fix your quirks ?

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Old 09-01-2010, 10:07 AM   #17
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Hi Schneidz,

I had once tried booting everything onto the RAM and that did work...however, I couldn't use that as a solution as my file system on the cd is around 2.5 GB. So mounting everything onto the RAM and working out of it was not feasible. As for that I would always have to use a system that has around 3 GB RAM. So I tried mounting a small file system with a standalone busybox shell (initrd.img) and then trying to find my root file system.

My folly was that earlier I was trying to mount the cd-rom and chroot-ing directly into it, which was obviously not working as it was read only. So now what I did was, I found the hard drive, mounted it, formatted it...and then copied the contents of the cd-rom onto the hard drive. Then I chroot onto the hard drive partition. This works fine...however I understand that we can never get init/telinit working from a chroot environment. So as a workaround I have create a bash script that manually starts all the processes.

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