Debian Bug report logs - #688782
Moving of mount points in initramfs from /live to /root/live does not work in important cases

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Package: live-boot; Maintainer for live-boot is Live Systems Maintainers <>; Source for live-boot is src:live-boot.

Reported by: Gaudenz Steinlin <>

Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:21:01 UTC

Severity: important

Tags: patch

Found in version live-boot/3.0~b2-1

Fixed in version live-boot/3.0~b3-1

Done: Daniel Baumann <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to,, Debian Live Project <>:
Bug#688782; Package live-boot. (Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:21:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Gaudenz Steinlin <>:
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Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Gaudenz Steinlin <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: Moving of mount points in initramfs from /live to /root/live does not work in important cases
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:17:18 +0200
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Package: live-boot
Version: 3.0~b2-1
Severity: grave
Tags: patch


The attached patch fixes the move of persistence and other mounts from
/live to /root/live inside the initramfs. It also removes some
leftover mount points that are not used because the device did not
contain a persistence layer.

I'm setting the severity to grave as without these changes the
persistence filesystems can not be seen from the live system and
therefore cannot be remounted readonly on shutdown. This leaves these
filesystem in an inconsistent state which may lead to data corruption.
IMO this needs to be fixed for wheezy.

The patch consists of three individual commits that all can be applied

The readonly remounting of persistence filesystems does not work with
the latest live-config for unrelated reasons. I'll submit a separate bug
report (with patch ;-) ) to fix this issue.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (800, 'testing'), (700, 'unstable'), (50, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.5-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_CH.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_CH.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
[0001-Move-filesystems-even-if-mountpoint-exists.patch (text/x-diff, attachment)]
[0002-Remove-mountpoints-if-there-is-no-persistence.patch (text/x-diff, attachment)]
[0003-Move-mountpoints-below-live-persistence-rofs.patch (text/x-diff, attachment)]

Severity set to 'important' from 'grave' Request was from Daniel Baumann <> to (Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:27:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) pending. Request was from Daniel Baumann <> to (Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:27:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Daniel Baumann <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:51:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug acknowledged by developer. (Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:51:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #14 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Baumann <>
Subject: Bug#688782: fixed in live-boot 3.0~b3-1
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:47:38 +0000
Source: live-boot
Source-Version: 3.0~b3-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
live-boot, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Daniel Baumann <> (supplier of updated live-boot package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:40:32 +0200
Source: live-boot
Binary: live-boot live-boot-doc live-boot-initramfs-tools
Architecture: source all
Version: 3.0~b3-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Live Project <>
Changed-By: Daniel Baumann <>
 live-boot  - Debian Live - System Boot Scripts
 live-boot-doc - Debian Live - System Boot Scripts (documentation)
 live-boot-initramfs-tools - Debian Live - System Boot Scripts (initramfs-tools backend)
Closes: 687099 688782
 live-boot (3.0~b3-1) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Daniel Baumann ]
   * Always move live filesystem mounts to /root within initramfs,
     regardless if mountpoint already exists or not (Closes: #688782).
   [ Gaudenz Steinlin ]
   * Removing mountpoint if no persistence layer is found on a device.
   [ Daniel Baumann ]
   * Exposing rofs and persistence mounts under /live in the live
     systems, not just initramfs only (Closes: #687099).
   * Updating code for exposing of overlay mounts under /live too.
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