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Author Topic: keeping changes on a iso usb install  (Read 2389 times)

francois.e

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keeping changes on a iso usb install
« on: January 07, 2012, 11:24:28 pm »

I Just installed the vector linux 7 live edition on usb:
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=15662.msg88889#msg88889

My problem is that I cannot keep the changes, even after choosing to do so in settings > session and startup > automatically save session

I would like to keep the changes, any good suggestion will be accepted. ;)

Thanks.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2012, 04:46:23 am by francois.e »
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pierce.jason

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Re: keeping changes on a iso usb install
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 12:44:27 pm »

With most livecd, you can specify at startup to use a specific location for home directories. If you create a second partition on your USB drive and use it for home directories, then tell the system where to look during bootup, I believe you will be able to save your settings.
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rbistolfi

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Re: keeping changes on a iso usb install
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 07:21:22 am »

You can use the 'changes=/path/to/device' boot option. Check out here: http://www.slax.org/documentation_boot_cheatcodes.php

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francois.e

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Re: keeping changes on a iso usb install
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 03:43:55 pm »

Thanks.

I think the problem comes from the fact that I installed vector on a ext2 formatted usb key using grub 0.97 and grubconfig method to boot the key, instead of fat32 and the bootinst.sh command.

What do you think?
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francois.e

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Re: keeping changes on a iso usb install
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 05:19:27 pm »

@rebistolfi:

Thanks for the suggestion. I have been on slax forum the past four years and presently I am on porteus a slax fork. This does not work. For one reason or another once the usb key has booted, there is no way to save with the cheatcode changes= in the menu.lst or on the partition where vector is nested or on any other partition sdx or hdx.

In addition, with the usb key I have installed vector on a hdd partition and I am unable to get vector to boot with grub.
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itps.egypt

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Re: keeping changes on a iso usb install
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 02:57:26 pm »

so,
is there any suggested solution to install VL7 live USB with persistence?
can VL7 keep changes when using on USB ? or not supported feature?
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rbistolfi

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Re: keeping changes on a iso usb install
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 04:30:39 pm »

Sorry I always used lilo. IIRC, I just pressed <tab> and booted with something like

linux changes=/dev/sdb

Maybe some of the grub folks can help you better.

Good Luck!
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francois.e

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Re: keeping changes on a iso usb install
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 12:36:54 pm »

Once booted the usb key will not allow writing on the partition where it resides. You do not get that with slax.

In addition, it is impossible to change the permission on the key from vector even thru root.
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