Booting Snappy in read-only or installer mode

Geoffrey J. Teale geoffrey.teale at
Thu Oct 22 15:56:00 UTC 2015

Darren Landoll <darren.landoll at> writes:

> Is there currently a way to boot a Snappy image in some sort of
> "read-only" mode where it only runs from a ramdisk (or something
> similar to that)? I'm looking at a scenario where I boot an x86 based
> PC using a USB stick to run an installer that installs a Snappy image
> to the HDD.

FWIW, if you want to boot a linux system read-only you can simply pass
the "ro" boot-parameter to the kernel, and it will mount the root
file system as read only.

Geoff Teale

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