[Grml] can't mount squashfs

Ulrich Dangel mru at grml.org
Tue May 25 23:25:26 CEST 2010

* John G. Heim wrote [19.05.10 23:44]:
> Hi,
> I am trying to modify the grml CD to allow me to include the Dell open 
> management tools. This is so that I can boot from a grml CD and configure 
> the RAID controller on a Dell server.
> I am trying to follow the instructions on the wiki but I can't mount the 
> squashfs.  The error message I get is below. I am trying this on a debian 
> squeeze machine with a 2.6.30 kernel.
> # mount -o loop -t squashfs ./new/live/grml.squashfs  ./loop/
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0,
>        missing codepage or helper program, or other error
>        In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
>        dmesg | tail  or so
> oot at lambeau:~/grml#I have done 

The problem is that the squashfs file is lzma compressed. It seems that
your kernel does not support this. Just use a grml kernel with the lzma
patches or patch it yourself.

And please have a look at grml-live, you can easily create custom isos
with it.


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