I am running a live (4gb) USB of Fedora_14 with 768mb persistent storage. I am trying to add firmware for broadcom wireless link, as it is not natively supported. When I download tar, extract and copy missing firmware then reboot... all changes are reverted back. How do I make these changes persistent upon reboot.
I'm attempting to create a persistent live USB. My flash drive is 32 GB, so I plan on creating a 8 or 16 GB ext casper-rw partition for my persistence (as described here.) I would like to have the remainder of the space available as an NTFS partition. However, most of what I'm reading indicates that only FAT32 is possible for a bootable Ubuntu USB.
I've been told that if I simply installed to USB drive as if it were a regular old HDD, it would be bootable and I could simply format the rest as NTFS. I'm wondering if this is true and why all these utilities I've found (Linux Live USB Creator, Universal USB Installer, etc...) insist on FAT32. Persistent (>4GB) bootable usb, with the rest of it a windows-recognizable NTFS partition?
I have tried to create a persistent live usb thumb drive using Startup Disk Creator, but have not had any luck. I have tried running Startup Disk Creator from Linux Mint 9 xfce (currently installed on my machine) as well as from live sessions of ubuntu 11.04 Beta1 and xubuntu 11.04 Beta1. When using Startup Disk Creator in Linux Mint, I am able to set the slider to choose how much reserved space I want, but when I reboot, the USB stick does not load, I get an error message about an unknown name in the file. When using the live sessions of ubuntu or xubuntu, the section with the slider to choose how much of the usb stick to devote to the persistence file is greyed out. I get the same result whether I choose the xubuntu iso or the ubuntu iso as the source disc image. I have used the same USB stick and Startup Disk Creator to make persistent live installs before - is there something about 11.04 that does not allow persistence?
I have an old EeePC 701 4G netbook that I'm about to reconfigure for a friend who needs it to read PDF files, surf the net occasionally and do few other things. I'm going to install Ubuntu Netbook Remix, version 10.4.
Now, the 701 only has four gigabytes of internal storage, and I'm unwilling to spend money on it to expand its memory. When installed UNR takes up about 2.3 gigabytes, which leaves a bit more than a gig available for user data, and that's not much at all.
However, I could copy the live files off the memory stick in the main drive and use the remaining space for a casper-rw partition. Then it'd be only a matter of editing the bootloader in order to have a system that saves changes. This way I could fit the system on only 700 megabytes.
My question is: is there any drawback to running a persistent live off the main drive as the operating system? Something that would make me prefer eating up two thirds of the drive with the system, rather than just a fifth of it?
I imagine upgrades would eventually take up a lot of space, as they'd essentially copy a lot of the system in the live partition, but this is easily solvable by not performing them. I don't think the intended user would miss them, since she'll only really need three or four apps.
I have already a ubuntu live-cd running with persistency on a USB stick but I would also want to be able to launch it, loading all the saved preferences in the casper-rw partition, but without any modifications on those settings.The idea is to have on the start menu 2 options:1- start ubuntu saving changes (on the persistent partition)2- start ubuntu not saving changes (not persistent, but loading the previously changed settings)This way, I could save preferences incrementaly, but only when I opted for the option 1.
I'd like to make a "live" USB, probably Ubuntu or a derivative such as Mint. How do I make it persistent? FWIW, this particular project will be primarily used for Ubuntu Studio. My hardware works fine with all versions of Ubu and Deb so there are no driver issues, simply the question of adding persistence to the stick
I partitioned a 32 gB flash drive to one 8 gig and one 24 gig partition. Both fat32. I wanted to be able to access the 24 gig partition from XP.I installed a persistent 10.04 on the 8 gig partition.All ran well for about 3 weeks. Today during boot up I noticed that it had stalled at "creating live session user". I left it there for several minutes and then powered down to retry.Several attempts to boot left me at the same spot.I looked at the boot up messages and noticed this error... "unable to find persistent home media".I don't have a ton of save info on the live user account but I would like to be able to fix this type of problem.
I need to have a persistent Debian install on a thumbdrive to run a computer that is currently diskless (dead hard drive). So far I've managed to get it to boot Squeeze live beta by setting up the thumbdrive with UNetBootin, but it's not persistent. I found this, but step 6 is a mystery to me, as I can find no such command or package.
I've created a live and persistent USB boot of OpenSUSE 11.2 KDE according to the howto. It boots and works fine for about 5 minutes and then hangs. Only the mouse will move but I can't click on anything and it never comes back.
I just tried Centos 5.2 Live starting from a 2 GB USB flash drive. Everything seems to run fine, fast, stable - except for that the persistent feature is not working. I created the USB from Windows using the Centos 5.2 LiveCD image and the current version of Live USB Creator (3.7), and declared a 256 MB persistent space.
This persistence feature had worked before with Fedora 11 but the system resulted unstable, kernel panic.... Now Centos has been solid for hours in a row... but the file where persistence should be reflected remains untouched with the initial creation timestamp. When rebooting, every change in config, file created etc gets lost.
I have a persistent pendrive of Ubuntu: [URL] It has a file where it saves the configuration of my computer: casper-rw
But if I boot this USB flash drive in another computer I would like to do it in a fresh way, that is, without loading the configuration of my computer (saved in the casper-rw file). For example, in Puppy Linux this can be done easily, just putting pfix=ram in a boot option of syslinux.cfg and selecting this option when booting.
I think this is important because I think that otherwise the Ubuntu (at least in some cases) cannot open if used in a computer different to the one where casper-rw was configured. It happens to me that I cannot run Ubuntu with my pendrive when inserted in a different computer (I think the reason is what I've said).
How does one make such a set up to be persistent so it saves changes to the system?
I found one suggestion in pendrivelinux site.
# Open a terminal and type sudo su (to become root) # Type mkdir /projectinit (to make our project directory) # Type cd /projectinit (to change to the project directory) # Type gzip -dc /cdrom/casper/initrd.gz | cpio -i (to extract the initrd.gz) # Type gedit init (to edit the init file)
and so on.
Too advanced for a newbie like me but it shows that it should be possible to save despite being in frugal install.
I have managed to do frugal install of both Linux Mint and Super OS which is a regular Ubuntu with bling bling, codex and three browsers instead of 1 and so on. I like SuperOS very much due to me as newbie usually fail to install things because I either make use of USB or frugal install to not wreck the windoe$.
so I dearly hope somebody that can linux can help me going.
Here is my current neogrub menu.lst
title superos find --set-root /casper/vmlinuz kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper splash -- initrd /casper/initrd.gz boot title Linux Mint find --set-root /casper/vmlinuz kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/mint.seed boot=casper splash -- initrd /casper/initrd.gz boot
As you can see. Both Ubuntu and Linux Mint can boot from the Neogrub menu.lst
But unfortunately due to them same name of folders one need to find a solution to how to have both going.
I used mint some 7 times and rebooted many times and it survived for some 7 hours.
Then I made it hidded in a subdirectory so boot could not find it and moved the SuperOS ubuntu out of its superdirectory and tested that one this whole day. From 7AM oclock to now 11pm with many reboots to see if it act well shutting down. It works very well but none of them save things.
One can save documents and pictures to the NTFS harddrive but bookmarks of the browser one need to send to email or place in a html file manually or join a bookmarks server online.
So I need help to get this saving to work.
DrG on brainstorm.ubuntu suggested that frugal install should be one of two options wubi and frugal install when people are asked how they want to install Ubuntu without doing partitioning and dual boot on Vista and Win7 machines.
Yesterday I did follow exactly the description how to build a live system on a USB Stick with the additional second partition for the data of Live_USB_stick. So far I had success, as my Netbook did start booting and loaded the OpenSUSE 11.2. Then I rebooted the Netbook and it never again comes up with the 11.2. It looks as if it would stop somewhere at starting the graphical system, but I'm not sure.
Today, second try, I created the USB stick with the 11.2 Live System only (no second partition). My Netbook starts booting and shows the 11.2 system successfully, also further boots are the same successful. Then having created the Live system with the second partition again, results in a un-bootable Netbook again (not even the first time it comes up).
What I wonder when I did check the USB partitions: the one (sdg1) with the Live-CD can be mounted and the content is readable. The second one (sdg2) cannot be mounted; shouldn't it be mountable and shouldn't it be formated with a file system? Did anyone have some experience on this? Or, at least, the people having a running persistent live system, what does the partition them show up?
I just set-up my fedora-14 live usb on an 8gb usb hard drive but I see the space left on '/' is less than 800mb (I created a 3.5gb persistent file) like so: Code: livecd-iso-to-disk --unencrypted-home --home-size-mb 3500 --overlay-size-mb 3500 Fedora-14-x84_64-Live-Desktop.iso /dev/sdc1 but I still don't have much space to install programs.
Is there a way to trick yum into installing programs under /home/liveuser/programs instead ?: Code: [liveuser@localhost ~]$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/live-rw 3.0G 2.8G 223M 93% / tmpfs 1002M 352K 1002M 1% /dev/shm /dev/sdb1 7.4G 2.0G 5.1G 28% /mnt/live /dev/loop5 3.2G 130M 2.9G 5% /home varcacheyum 1002M 0 1002M 0% /var/cache/yum /tmp 1002M 92K 1002M 1% /tmp vartmp 1002M 0 1002M 0% /var/tmp
I have a 16Gig usb drive and i've managed to get Backtrack up and running on it with persistence, but I really want to have on it is Mint, Backtrack 5, if possible Ubuntu and hirens bootcd. I don't really want to use unetbootin. how i need to set up the partitions, if it's possible to have both Backtrack 5 and Ubuntu with persistence since they both use casper-rw and what mint needs for persistence.
I have VNC set up on my server - connecting is fine - however there is no way to log out from the actual session over VNC (can only disconnect the VNC session itself). What I'd like to be able to do is logout and be presented with the login screen - is this possible ?
I followed the instructions at [URL] but whenever I boot with the "persistent" option, the Ubuntu splash screen will take forever to boot, and It's not reading the CD! How do I fix this? By the way, I'm booting 10.10.
I'm trying to create a persistent live Jessie system on my 8GB USB drive.
If that matters, I'm currently on an Arch Linux system, and I partly followed what's on the relative wiki (Pages Create a new MBR for a USB stick, Manually create a USB flash installation and Install Syslinux), plus a CrunchBang post explaining how to make a persistent live USB out of any Jessie-deriving distro (like their BunsenLabs Hydrogen).
The problem is, even if Debian boots up more than fine, the system isn't persistent at all.
Here's what I did (I know some passages are redundant, but still...):
Downloaded the Cinnamon flavor of Jessie via torrentErased the old MBR
Code: Select all# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 && syncCreated a 1.1G W95 FAT32 (LBA) active partition and used the remaining space on a Linux partitionFormatted the first to FAT32 and labelled it "Debian64". Formatted the second to ext4 and labelled it "persistence" Code: Select all# mkfs.vfat -n Debian64 /dev/sdb1 # mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb2 -L persistence Mounted the first partition and the iso
I've created live squeeze usb-hdd and if I boot first time the udev system writes the MAC address of the network interfaces into /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules.Because I use full persistence, the file is there on the next boot and I don't get network running automatically on other computers. My problem is, howto remove 70-persistent-net.rules every time during the startup?
I want to customise an amnesic Debian environment (like Kali Live CD) with everything (Users, background, icons, etc.) set up to work the way I need. This OS should be inside a memory stick, and, most important, it has to have an encrypted partition I can mount and unmount whenever I want to save persistent data.
I've noticed that every time this desktop is turned on the date & time are as they were the last time I used it, and then have to put in the correct date & time again (this is why I chose the word 'persistent' within the tittle). When I try to change those have to write in the password for the date as well as for the time as if 'login-in' once were not enough! What I want to know is how to put in the date & time and receive the correct amounts the next time I turn the unit on again, as it should be? Do I've to open a terminal & do it with administrator's authority/credentials?
live usb media does not let me to to save files and make modifications to live operating system that will persist after a reboot
I made the bootable stick with the liveusb creator at https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/ using an iso image of f10 live cd, a flash drive with 2 Gb capacity and a paersistent storage setting of 200 Mb
I changed root=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXi-do-not-remember-XXXXXXXXXXXX to
On the flash drive to make it bootable
I installed gparted on live operating system and when i rebooted gparted was not installed.
I have a crappy cat5 cable that only works at 10BaseT settings on any nic. I have a gigabit nic which I configure using;Quote:ethtool -s eth2 speed 10 autoneg offProblem is that this setting doesn't stick after a reboot. How do I make the change permanent?
I have enjoyed setting up a live USB stick to boot Ubuntu from and it works very well but I can't make my settings persistent. The option to do that in Startup Disk Creator is greyed out, the Stored in Reserved Extra Space is just not available.
i has setup a persistent DNS cache to improve my web-browsing. it works wonders and with my ICC built firefox my web-browsing is laser-fast, pretty much like using internet explorer in windows! however, everytime i reboot, my modifications to /etc/resolv.conf have been replaced... 1st. the file must contain:
# Generated by NetworkManager (obviously modified by this) nameserver 127.0.0.1 <----this is lost on reboot, and is needed to make it all work nameserver 188.8.131.52 nameserver 184.108.40.206
i have tried to add this to - System/administration/network, but it doesn't seem to fix the problem. 2nd. my next problem is that when fedora 12 starts up,i need it to start "dnsmasq".i have tried to add it as a startup application, but it doesn't start automatically.so i end up having to start it manually everytime:
sudo /etc/init.d/dnsmasq start
it is annoying, but so far i just deal with it, because my browsing is that much faster! i am planning to post a tutorial for those interested in faster web-browsing in linux, but until i can make the changes perminent there isn't much point.
PS: i have tried to write a shell script to do this and every which way i try it fails