Freeze SO Linux, it's possible?

Florian Diesch diesch at
Thu Dec 11 02:13:31 UTC 2008

Bart Silverstrim <bsilver at> wrote:

> Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>> Carlos Carrero Gutierrez wrote:
>>> Hi, i would like to freeze my linux in order to freeze the OS, then,
>>> when I reboot the computer all changes that i made in the computer
>>> dissapears and it returns to the previous OS freezed.
>>> In windows there is something similar, called "Deep Freeze" (it's
>>> freeware).
>> If it's freeware it would only be for personal use...we license it and 
>> it's definitely not free.
> As a side note, no, I've never found similar-type software for Linux to 
> "Freeze" it despite looking around. The closest I've come is imaging 
> software or using Linux in a virtual machine (like VirtualBox) and using 
> snapshots to revert to a previous state.

All you need is to revert any changes to the file system. Using FUSE
you could redirect read and write operations to some temporary storage.

<> does something
similar. Maybe it could be modified to not keep the intermediate versions.

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