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A minimal init script

Here is a minimal init script, part of Michael Hammel's article on small root filesystems.

DEVS=`echo /dev/hd* /dev/sr*`

while [ -z "$CDROM" ] && [ "$TIMEOUT" != "..............." ] ; do
	for DEV in $DEVS ; do
		if [ "`isoinfo -V $DEV 2>/dev/null`" = "$LABEL" ] ; then
	if [ -z "$CDROM" ] ; then
		echo -n "."
		sleep 1

if [ -z "$CDROM" ] ; then
	echo "Cannot find MythBox Live CD."
	echo "This probably means that your IDE or SCSI controller is not supported."
	exit 1
	echo "MythBox Live CD is $CDROM"

mount -w -t tmpfs -o size=90% tmpfs /.tmpfs
mkdir /.tmpfs/.overlay

# Probably redundant, but might be useful in the future for ejecting the CD
mkdir -p /.tmpfs/.overlay/dev/shm /.tmpfs/.overlay/proc
mkdir -m1777 /.tmpfs/.overlay/tmp

mkdir /.tmpfs/.cdrom
mkdir /.tmpfs/.sqfs

# Work around unionfs bug that causes tst-cancel16 glibc test to fail in Ch5
mkdir -m1777 /.tmpfs/.tmp

mount -r -t iso9660 $CDROM /.tmpfs/.cdrom
losetup /dev/loop0 /.tmpfs/.cdrom/.root.sqfs
mount -r -t squashfs /dev/loop0 /.tmpfs/.sqfs

# Load the UnionFS module from the LiveCD.
insmod /lib/unionfs.ko

# Join the overlay, cdrom and squashfs directories as a single directory
# under /.union
mount -w -t unionfs -o dirs=/.tmpfs/.overlay=rw:/.tmpfs/.cdrom=ro:/.tmpfs/.sqfs=ro unionfs /.union

# Then move the tmpfs directory (why?)
mount -o move /.tmpfs /.union/dev/shm

# Make the cdrom accessible as a device under the unionfs mount point.
ln -s $CDROM /.union/dev/MythBox-cd

# Make the tmp directory on the tmpfs accessible as tmp under the unionfs
# mount point.
mount -o bind /.union/dev/shm/.tmp /.union/tmp

# Now make the unionfs mount point the new root directory
# LFS LiveCD used to use klibc's "run-init"
# exec run-init /.union /sbin/init
# Busybox uses switch_root
exec switch_root /.union /sbin/init 3

echo ""
echo "### switch_root failed - falling back to shell. ###"
echo ""
exec /bin/sh

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