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#1 2009-09-01 06:29:35

#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2009-02-10
Posts: 132

[SOLVED] Boot from RAM ( + Persistence)


I have seen somewhere in the posts here, that it is possible to boot all you file system to RAM.
This would be perfect for me, when I run my crunchbang installation from a USB sometimes I feel some delays, and then I would like to be able to use my USB as storage after I booted from it.

I followed this thread on Ubuntuforums:
which shhould tell you how to create a squashfs from your current file system (not the Live CD environment)
(that thread refers to the following wiki on how to customise a LiveCd)

Unfortunately something goes wrong and when booting my RAM session I get the following error:

/init: line 216 can't open /script/live
[4.035653] kernel panic not syncing: attempted top kill init!

is there anyone that also already tried this and could give mne a hand, I honestly have noi idea what the problem could be.

Thank you very much


Last edited by mcarni (2009-10-21 08:33:48)


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#2 2009-10-21 08:40:50

#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2009-02-10
Posts: 132

Re: [SOLVED] Boot from RAM ( + Persistence)


I know it took some time, but I now got a Crunchbang 9.04 Live USB with persistence and that boots to ram.

I basically followed the ubuntu live Cd customisation to add the toram capability:

and then I added the persistence stealing some info from the following link: … -usb-drive

i can write a more step to step instruction or at least i can try, if someone is interested.




#3 2010-01-03 21:56:35

#! CrunchBanger
From: France, but living in Prague
Registered: 2009-04-13
Posts: 222

Re: [SOLVED] Boot from RAM ( + Persistence)


Im interested in your procedure.
I d like to test it on #! 9.04.01 lite edition that I have installed on one partition.
All my datas are stored on another partition so the image souldn t be so big.
The only things I need to keep are parameters of Thunderbird or google chrome bookmarks stored in my /home.
It is certainly possible to replace usb path by the partition UUID no?
If I follow the procedure written in the WIKI , I need the CD at each boot no?

Thanks in advance

Best Regards and Happy new year!



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