Post tagged: debian

Read-only root filesystem on a Debian Buster system

First, a little background

I was hoping to set up a read-only SD card with a ram-based filesystem on a Raspberry Pi. They're kind of notorious for becoming unbootable, and understandably so, after the power's been pulled a few times. I decided to play around on a Debian 10 VM …

Debugging initramfs-tools scripts on Debian

I was having a hard time trying to wrap my head around how initramfs-tools works. Basically, this is the infrastructure that a Debian system typically uses to generate the initramfs, the inital in-memory, read-only filesystem used while the Linux kernel is booting (after the bootloader, but before most of the …