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Old 07-27-2009, 06:56 PM   #1
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Struggling trying to work out aufs2 compilation for kernel 2.6.30


Need a bit of help here. I googling as much as possible and can't seem to locate files for aufs2 let alone how to actually apply the required patches so I can rebuild my kernel (am trying to build a live CD - got the squashfs in the kernel, but am struggling with the aufs2....!)

Anyone got any tips / experience here?

Old 08-12-2009, 12:20 PM   #2
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I'm actually working on virtually the same thing.

Instructions and source are here:

Haven't tried any of it yet, but I'll post my results later.
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What are you guys trying to make??
Old 08-12-2009, 03:57 PM   #4
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We just got new Dell hardware that we're switching to very soon. The pxe image our backup software vendor provides for doing bare-metal restores is too old to recognize the new hardware on said boxen. Can't afford to wait around for them to release a new image, so, making our own.
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Woohoo! Managed to get aufs built and working with 2.6.29 on Fedora 11. I wasn't able to get the module to build, so I just built a kernel from vanilla source (using Fedora's .config) along with his patches and source. Now I have a huge mess of files to clean up before I can make this a livecd or pxe image. Dang.

I pretty much followed his instructions to the letter unless it wasn't applicable to Fedora, so they definitely work. I was doubtful it would work at all so, didn't make an rpm, just did it the normal way since that takes less time.

Be aware that if just building the module doesn't work, and you decide to build it into the kernel, you should have at least 3GB free. All the git cloning and build tools take up quite a bit of space.

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Old 08-13-2009, 08:16 AM   #6
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aufs2 live cd

Well I'm trying to build a live CD using the current box configuration I've got.

Built aufs2 in the end, and hooked squashfs into the kernel, but in following the instructions at LiveCD .org, although it built the cd it got as far as loading the initrd and then hung on a black screen.... Anyone know much about this?



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