Fwd: [Lubuntu-admins] 15.04 - Installation Experience

Leszek Lesner leszek.lesner at web.de
Wed Apr 29 08:38:59 UTC 2015

Am 29.04.2015 um 10:27 schrieb Nio Wiklund:
> Den 2015-04-29 10:07, Leszek Lesner skrev:
>> Hi Nio,
>> did you only tried booting the default boot entry that unetbootin creates ?
>> This sometimes is messed up and choosing the correct boot entry solves
>> this.
>> A method that always worked for me is dd'ing the ISO image to the USB
>> pendrive.
>> So the command
>> sudo dd if=/path/to/lubuntu.iso
>> of=/dev/<your_sdX_device_that_is_the_usb_pendrive>
>> copies everything to the usb pendrive.
>> Normally it should be less then 1 GB so that even on a 4 GB pendrive you
>> have the option to create a at least 2.5 GB big ext4/ext3/ext2/whatever
>> linux filesystem with casper-rw label. (<---this is important for the
>> casper persisentcy option to recognize this partition as persistent
>> partition)
>> On boot just add the
>> persistent
>> bootoption to the default boot option by pressing TAB and adding it to
>> the commandline.
>> This should get you going. A persistent USB live system.
>> These steps are of course for advanced users. I did not test the normal
>> unetbootin ot startup disk creator method yet. Maybe there is some bug
>> in both of them somewhere.
>> Greetings
>> Leszek
> Hi Leszek,
> I know of the dd method. I made mkusb to wrap security around that
> method. And I know that it works :-D
> But I have not managed to use a casper-rw partition for persistence on
> the same drive as a dd-cloned system.
> *Please tell me the details if you know how to make that work*
> (I can easily make it work with a casper-rw partition in another drive.)
> ...
Yeah you are right. Casper-rw isn't recognized when on the same pendrive
as the dd'ed image basically is a iso9960 format and it hides the other
partitions on the same drive.

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