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0008093Kali LinuxFeature Requestspublic2024-06-14 15:13
Reportervkrishn Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionreopened 
Product Versionkali-dev 
Summary0008093: Request for new method for overlay/persistence for iso boot


I have been using this modified init script for knoppix-8.6.0 for sometime now,

Currently its being used in usb method, but a similar approach would make
it usable via cdrom-boot too.

Would be nice if devs looked at it and see if something similar possible for kali.

One can avoid write of iso to usb to start with customization.
Instead just boot the iso, which will detect drive/usb-drives
and look for eg. a folder

  1. knoppix<versionum> and layer union-mount
    a. files like <knoppix><num>.sf4 contained in it (readonly)
    b. OR/AND mount the folder <knoppix><num>.d itself


With this method added I could just download the full-iso, boot and start adding as needed.

It has helped me to add persistent changes and layer them over, even remove/re-add them later.





2024-06-14 15:13

administrator   ~0019385

This report has been filed against an old version of Kali. We will be closing this ticket due to inactivity.

Please could you see if you are able to replicate this issue with the latest version of Kali Linux (

If you are still facing the same problem, feel free to re-open the ticket. If you choose to do this, could you provide more information to the issue you are facing, and also give information about your setup?
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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-12-09 16:03 vkrishn New Issue
2023-05-31 14:52 g0tmi1k Status new => closed
2023-05-31 14:54 g0tmi1k Status closed => new
2023-05-31 14:54 g0tmi1k Resolution open => reopened
2024-06-14 15:13 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0019385
2024-06-14 15:13 g0tmi1k Status new => closed