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Post subject: [FIXED] persistent install  PostPosted: 14.07.2011, 08:43



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the persistent install in kde-light 32bit does not work here.

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Post subject: RE: persistent install  PostPosted: 14.07.2011, 10:14
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Details please! I presume you mean a persistent usb stick so how did you try to create it? In what way does it "not work"?
 
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Post subject: RE: persistent install  PostPosted: 14.07.2011, 10:45



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Are there different ways for persistent?
Burned the Live CD, boot from Live CD, click on Installer, choose install to USB tick persistent ... wait.
Reboot to usb stick, change whatever, wallpaper, reboot ... old wallpaper.

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Post subject: RE: persistent install  PostPosted: 14.07.2011, 12:10
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Yes there are other ways to make persistent installs but I won't confuse things by going into them here Wink

I think I've discovered the bug which caused the problem and expect there will be a new fll-iso2usb package in the repository soon enough (EDIT: fll-iso2usb 0.9.7 is in the repository now). So try to "apt-get update" and "apt-get -u install fll-iso2usb" before running the installer and if you get a new version installed then it should just work.

Until then you have a couple of options (EDIT: installing the fixed package is the much easier approach but I'll leave this for completeness).

First option is that you can apply this patch to /usr/sbin/fll-iso2usb.

The second option is to setup the loopback file manually and edit your boot options to enable it.

To do this you should start by mounting your usb stick, I'm going to assume below you mounted it on /mnt

Once you have it mounted you need to decide how big to make your persistance file. I'm going to use 512M here.
      Code:
mkdir -p /mnt/aptosid
dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/aptosid/aptosid-rw bs=1M count=512

Now format this partition as ext2 and disable the fsck after a number of mounts by setting it to zero. You will need to enter "y" to tell the mkfs.ext2 command that you really do want to do this on a file which is not a "block special device".
      Code:
mkfs.ext2 /mnt/aptosid/aptosid-rw
tune2fs -c 0 /mnt/aptosid/aptosid-rw

The final stage is to edit your /mnt/boot/grub/grub.cfg file and add "persist=/aptosid/aptosid-rw" to the boot options (e.g. after "boot=fll").
 
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Post subject: RE: persistent install  PostPosted: 14.07.2011, 13:04



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Thanks bfree

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Post subject: RE: persistent install  PostPosted: 15.07.2011, 02:38



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Out of curiosity what are the other ways to make persistent installs?
I am hard to confuse Smile

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