The live cd file system is currently one big lump which takes a while to generate as well as being inflexible. It should rather be an ordered list of squashfs-es that are mounted on top of each other.


The current method of building the live fs makes customising the live cd harder than it needs to. It also means building another live fs for the DVD images (with additional language packs or similar) will take a long time.

Use cases


Affects casper and to a smaller extent the live filesystem and live ISO image building process.

Design and implementation


The design works well, except for what to do with /var/lib/dpkg/available, which reflects which packages are believed to be installed. The system will work just fine, but the packaging system may be out-of-sync. Either:


Any news on this spec? Or has it been abandoned? -- AzraelNightwalker 2007-10-05 12:20:45


LiveCDStackedFileSystem (last edited 2008-08-06 16:28:27 by localhost)