Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 22:27:52 +0200 From: Jean-Luc Delatre (Kevembuangga) <jld@...b-internet.fr> To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Installing without a boot device? Le Fri, 17 Aug 2007 15:49:17 +0200, Jean-Luc Delatre (Kevembuangga) <jld@...b-internet.fr> a écrit : > That's not the kind of hack I have in mind, I rather plan to mount the CD image on a loop device, find out the install scripts and hack them to run the install from the mounted image into a free partition. Responding to my own question, in case anyone else has this silly problem: # don't even need to burn a CD mount -t iso9660 -o ro,loop /opt/owl/Owl-current-20070601-i386.iso /mnt # locate the proper inittab find /mnt -type f -name inittab /mnt/rom/etc/inittab /mnt/rom/world/native/Owl/packages/owl-startup/inittab # find out about the bootscript grep ":sysinit:" /mnt/rom/etc/inittab |cut -f 4 -d ':' /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit # run the bootscript chroot /mnt /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit # check what the root shell is grep "^root:" /mnt/rom/etc/passwd |cut -f 7 -d ':' /bin/bash # enter the Owl universe exec chroot /mnt /bin/bash # install settle Of course the partition has to exist before and be unmounted, 'settle' also complain about the already mounted partitions and cannot put them into the tree. Just a matter of redoing the fstab afterward. Another minor annoyance upon the install reboot the mounted partitions in the host OS are hung and need a fsck. It took a few tries to find the proper sequence and this wasn't *really* for a secure install but for evaluation of Owl ;-) JLD -- To unsubscribe, e-mail owl-users-unsubscribe@...ts.openwall.com and reply to the automated confirmation request that will be sent to you.
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