Floppy in VMWare for lbu, config not loading on boot
- 1 year 5 months ago
I am trying to set up alpine linux 3.2.3 as a VMWare Workstation 11 image.
Booting from the normal 32bit iso and using a virtual floppy disk for persistence.
I followed the VMWare guide in the wiki. Even there the mount command fails if the file system type is not specified. After specifying -t vfat it mounts alright, setup-alpine and lbu ci floppy can be performed, an archive and cache folder are created on the floppy image.
On the next boot I am back to square one, no configuration loaded from the lbu file.
Tried to format the floppy as both vfat and ext2, no luck.
/etc fstab has no entry for the floppy disk, only cdrom and usb mountpoints.
Any ideas, pointers on how to fix it or other ideas for minimal persistence of the config options?
I want to use it as a router/firewall in a virtual setup, and would like to avoid as much persistent storage as possible, plan B would probably be to have a vmdk disk image and restore it to snapshot on each boot.