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Is it possible to use a symlink as a option to overlayfs in the linux kernel?

I'd like to do a overlay of a (writable dir, mounted squash filesystem), so that writes are preserved in normal directory. I can edit the fstab entries to add and remove overlay and squashfs entries ...
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How can I make a SquashFS file the root file system when doing an iPXE boot?

I have a system that works perfectly fine as iPXE boot server. Now I'm trying to make it use a SquashFS file as a root file system, instead of an NFS file system. The current system uses iPXE ...
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What was the SquashFS compression method?

I've got some SquashFS files, and I'd like to know how they were compressed so that I can have a rough idea of how they would perform when mounted. The only binaries provided by the squashfs-tools ...
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Restore Ubiquity router with squashfs errors

I have a Ubiquity EdgeRouter Lite that no longer functions after a powercycle. Connecting to the serial port, this is the error I get. kjournald starting. Commit interval 3 seconds EXT3-fs (sda2): ...
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Merge a squashFS and a initrd into one single file (PXE booting)

I have a initrd and a cloop (squashFS). Which is the simplest way, to merge those 2 files into one single initrd file, for the purpose of PXE-booting the whole image at once without any bootstrapping ...
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Can I use a squashfs file sitting on a hard disk as my rootfs?

I need to do remote updates on an embedded Linux box that has its rootfs on /dev/sda1. My first thought was to add an update partition and switch to it on update, but for reasons specific to our ...
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Gentoo based custom Live CD won't boot

I followed this guide for building a Gentoo based custom live CD but I didn't manage to preform a complete boot. The kernel boots from the initrd and start scanning modules. After that it states ...
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ZFS compressed and deduped filesystem on file

I can create squashed filesystems with mksquashfs in this way: mksquashfs dir-1 dir-2 ... dir-n filesystem-on-file.squash -comp xz -Xbcj x86 -Xdict-size 1048576 -b 1024k mksquashfs provides ...