Fwd: [Lubuntu-admins] 15.04 - Installation Experience

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 08:58:58 UTC 2015

Den 2015-04-29 10:38, Leszek Lesner skrev:
> 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.

Thanks Leszek for making this clear, but too bad you haven't got a
miracle method ;-)

Best regards

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