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Package: live-initramfs (1.173.1-1) [universe]

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  • Homepage [debian-live.alioth.debian.org]

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Debian Live initramfs hook

live-initramfs is a hook for the initramfs-tools, used to generate a initramfs capable to boot live systems, such as those created by live-helper. This includes the Debian Live isos, netboot tarballs, and usb stick images.

At boot time it will look for a (read-only) media containing a "/live" directory where a root filesystems (often a compressed filesystem image like squashfs) is stored. If found, it will create a writable environment, using aufs or unionfs, for Debian like systems to boot from.

You probably do not want to install this package onto a non-live system, although it will do no harm.

live-initramfs is a fork of casper <http://packages.ubuntu.com/casper/>.

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