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Why do LiveUSBs use squashfs (and similar) file systems?

Every LiveUSB I have encountered so far uses squashfs or some similar method of "faking" and ext4 file system, while actually keeping the partition type already found on the USB flash drive. Why ...
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unsquashfs fails

Debian 7.0, I extracted the firmware.bin image using binwalk. The extracted content is squashfs-root folder containing subdirectories, and a separate file.squashfs file. I tried unsquashfs this ...
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How to change live session boot image

I'm trying to change live user session boot image in linux mint using squashfs. So: -I've Changed the boot image in /lib/plymouth/themes/mint-logo/logo.png -I've update it using: sudo update-initramfs ...
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How to mount squashfs (embedded-linux) on Ubuntu?

I have tried to mount a filesystem from a firmware (embedded-linux) but it failed on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. Could you tell me how to mount that file system? (or possible reasons of the failure). ...
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squashfs reserve some free space

Briefly: Is it possible to reserve some free space using mksquashfs? I'm creating an image of simple livecd based on squashfs filesystem. Everything works fine except that I've got very little "free" ...
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Autofs timeout when accessing read-only file system

I've configured a auto-mount system (using autofs) with a timeout to mount a read-only (squashfs) file system. The mount gets unmounted after the timeout even though there is read only activity on ...
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How to fix a Live-OS image that says Invalid

I was running Fedora-20 off a USB stick with persistent storage till I stupidly ignored a warning & filled up the persistent image. Now boot fails, because it cannot mount the root filesystem ...
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Can not change permissions of files/directories in a chrooted filesystem

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bits to chroot into a just extracted to my harddrive (with unsquashfs) Squash File System from a Kali Linux v1.0.5 32 bits pendrive for customizations: luis@Fujur:$ ...
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How can I chroot into a live filesystem.squashfs Linux distribution?

I would like to chroot into a Live USB Linux distro, if such thing is possible. I don't know if there is a generic method, so I will detail my specific test. I am testing Kali Linux v1.0.5 Live USB ...
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unetbootin: cannot mount squashfs on loop device

Im having a bit of fun with unetbootin with linux mint 16 setup in it. However when I try run the default menu item I get an error that ends with this: can not mount /dev/loop0 ...
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Compression Level Mksquashfs

Here I'm trying to create a squashfs filesystem but the resulting image is bigger than the original version and not because I added a file or anything as I only modified some configuration files. ...
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UBUNTU + extract filesystem.squashfs for editing [duplicate]

please advice how to install the squashfs-tools on UBUNTU linux ? I try this unsquashfs filesystem.squashfs The program 'unsquashfs' is currently not installed, You can install it by typing: ...
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How to use 'unsquashfs' with lzma?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to unsquash an lzma image. I have done sudo apt-get squashfs-tools Now, when I do unsquashfs <squashed_image_filename> I get Filesystem uses lzma ...
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Merging preexisting source folders in mksquashfs

In this answer on a previous question, I found out how to modify files in a squashfs filesystem: # unsquash the filesystem to a local directory sudo cp /media/clonezilla/live/filesystem.squashfs ./ ...
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Mounting a squashfs filesystem in read-write

I have a Clonezilla installation on a USB stick and I'd like to make some modifications to the operating system. Specifically, I'd like to insert a runnable script into /usr/sbin to make it easy to ...
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How to log in to BackTrack Linux?

I've installed BackTrack 5 R3, a security testing distro, onto a USB drive, and I can get it to boot up, but I'm stuck in the BusyBox shell. Everybody says "just log in with username root and password ...
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Mount /etc from disc into squashfs

I've created a gentoo-live system which should be booted from a CF-card. The whole file-system is in a squashfs. I've created a custom initrd which first mounts the CF-card and from there the squashed ...
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What parts of the filesystem to tmpfs/squashfs/sparseimage for USB live system

I want to create a live system on a USB key / SDCard with Linux Mint 14 (KDE or Debian Edition) that stores data persistently. The USB key needs to have at least one fat32 partition. As storage for ...
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SQUASHFS 3 vs 4

I'm trying to modify a firmware file by unsquashing it, editing my files and squash it again. But I got problems with the device which does not accept the file because of different squashfs types (as ...
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SquashFS image as rootfs in LXC

Is it possible to use a SquashFS filesystem as an LXC rootfs? I can mount an ext3 image as a rootfs just by setting lxc.rootfs to the filename, but if it's any other type of image, lxc-start just says ...
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how to make read only filesystem writable on busybox?

I want to change some files on my router. Firstly i can change everything in /var, but i want to change /etc/fstab. when i try to change it, i get an error message that says filesystem is read only. ...
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Modifying a squashfs,

Obviously I don't want to actually modify a squashfs. What I would like to do though is take an existing squashfs, a set of files and create a new squashfs which is identical to the old one except ...