Live Disc with Persistence
lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Sun Aug 11 16:33:20 UTC 2013
I have 4GB and 8GB flash drives currently serving as Live USB drives
with persistence running Quantal and Saucy. For the sake of
troubleshooting the Flash/LightDM-login problems more invasively, I
would like to make another Live setup with persistence running Raring,
but I don't have another bigger flash drive on hand.
But I do have several 1GB flash drives. I tried making a Live USB with
one of those, setting persistence storage to 100MB (via UNetBootin).
But when I tried to use it I kept getting no-space-available sorts of
errors. So I concluded that 1GB was too small to serve both for the
Live USB and the persistence storage. True? (Though I think I observed
after the fact that UNetBootin had preserved some files and folders that
were already on the drive, so maybe I just need to try again after
deleting everything or formatting.)
I then tried to set up a Raring Live DVD with persistence using either a
flash drive or the internal hard drive, but so far have failed.
In one case I used Gparted (I don't know where I was using that, since I
don't now find it in the installed version of Raring) to create a single
ext3 partition labeled casper-rw to serve as the persistence storage,
but that didn't work for me.
For two other cases I began by running in a terminal:
dd if-/dev/zero of=casper-rw bs=1M count=768
mkfs.ext3 -F casper-rw
Then I copied the resulting casper-rw file both to a flash drive and to
the hard drive, but booting with the Live disc and either of those
running did not result in successful persistence.
Can anyone see what I was doing wrong?
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