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It seems impossible to copy base packages from boot media to RAM to build an alternative APT repository for installation with current Debian Installer. But you might be able to eject the media after boot and continue installation using "netboot" image which would download everything from the internet, not out of boot media. You can remove it permanently ...


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Do the chroot, as described in the question, and then do su - fred (or whatever your name is) or exec su - fred. Do chroot /mnt /bin/su - fred, so that the su will be the first thing that runs in the chroot environment. Note that both of the above assume that your fred user is defined in /mnt/etc/passwd. OR Do chroot --userspec=fred:bedrock ...


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Yum will do that by default in Live mode; anything you install whilst running off a live optical disc is installed to RAM because you are running off of RAM as it is. If you want to do it explicitly, though, you can create a RAM disk: mkdir foo mount -t tmpfs -o size=4096M bar /foo where: mount is the command. -t tmpfs specifies the type of filesystem. ...


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Have you tried just using su? Most of the time the default user on a livecd has passwordless sudo, and can also su passwordlessly to any other user.


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If your partitions are mounted depends on the Live CD, the ones I used until now did not automount harddisk partitions. In general, fsck should not be run on filesystems, which are mounted writeable. To be sure, you can use the -M switch for fsck, which causes an error if the filesystem is mounted. Also, you can use -n to only check, without attempting ...


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I would highly recommend YUMI if you are making this on windows, its a subset of pendrive tho i found it far more straight forward and much easier to load multiple bootable isos onto link:http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/ also super easy to edit the grub menu if you are into that sort of thing.


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The directory ~/.zzz_encfs is located in your home directory. In the shell, ~ at the beginning of a path represents your home directory. If your live system mounts filesystems of your disk automatically, check the GUI or run cat /proc/mounts to see where they may be mounted. Usually the mount points are sudirectories of /media or subdirectories of ...


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OK, so I do have a working read-only system on an SD card that allows the read/write switch to be set to read-only mode. I'm going to answer my own question, since I have a feeling I'll be looking here again for the steps, and hopefully this will help someone else out. While setting various directories in /etc/fstab as read-only on a Red Hat Enterprise ...


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Yes, this is like what a Live CD does. It's done using a special filesystem driver that's designed to overlay multiple filesystems on top of one another - in this case, a read-only file system with a RAM disk. There are lots of different choices of overlay filesystems - try searching around for UnionFS, aufs, and overlayfs to get an idea of what your ...


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Any live distribution with cryptsetup should be able to read truecrypt volumes, and I thought they all could mount local drives (apparently you found one that can't). I know Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, CrunchBang can, probably any Debian-derived distro, or Arch, or Red Hat, I think they all can install cryptsetup one way or the other. FYI, from ...


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You can reboot the computer with a terminal command, but you can't give it a terminal command that tells it what device to reboot into. Once the machine reboots control is passed to the BIOS, which then decides what device to boot from. Some BIOSes will automatically offer to boot from a bootable CD/DVD if it detects one, but not all. So when the machine ...



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