Build Own Debian Live USB

If none of the more specific forums is the right place to ask

Build Own Debian Live USB

Postby bookie » 2017-12-20 07:22

Hi guys!
Is there anyone that can point me in the right direction....?
I would like to build a Live Debian Xfce USB with zfs support included...
How do I go about this?

Thanks!

bookie32
Last edited by bookie on 2018-02-15 14:07, edited 2 times in total.
bookie
 
Posts: 289
Joined: 2007-12-07 11:49

Re: Build Own Debian Live USB

Postby Capitain_Jack » 2017-12-20 10:56

This can explain why it's not included:
https://bits.debian.org/2016/05/what-does-it-mean-that-zfs-is-in-debian.html
Have you tried the Live cd with non-free?
https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/
If still cannot, can you connect to internet during install time? If so, it is possible to install the zfs support on the run, after a live boot.
https://github.com/zfsonlinux/zfs/wiki/Debian-Stretch-Root-on-ZFS
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
Albert Einstein
"All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?"
Buddha
User avatar
Capitain_Jack
 
Posts: 151
Joined: 2017-12-15 12:07
Location: Brazil capital, Brasilia, At the favela.

Re: Build Own Debian Live USB

Postby bookie » 2017-12-20 11:48

Hi Capitain_Jack :D
Yes, I know it isn't included yet...
Yes, I know I can install it on the fly...have done so and works.....just don't want to have to do it that way...
But.... I want a live version with it included and wanted to know how to build a livecd with it included...
But...thank you for the links...good info!

bookie56
bookie
 
Posts: 289
Joined: 2007-12-07 11:49

Re: Build Own Debian Live USB

Postby Capitain_Jack » 2017-12-20 11:51

bookie wrote:Hi Capitain_Jack :D
Yes, I know it isn't included yet...
Yes, I know I can install it on the fly...have done so and works.....just don't want to have to do it that way...
But.... I want a live version with it included and wanted to know how to build a livecd with it included...
But...thank you for the links...good info!

bookie56

I guess than you'll have to try a direct derivation from Debian that allows you to make it. Give SparkyLinux a try, they have a tool to make a "backup" of your currently installed package selection as an installer.
https://sparkylinux.org/
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
Albert Einstein
"All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?"
Buddha
User avatar
Capitain_Jack
 
Posts: 151
Joined: 2017-12-15 12:07
Location: Brazil capital, Brasilia, At the favela.

Re: Build Own Debian Live USB

Postby bookie » 2017-12-20 12:15

Hi again!
Yes will look at that....
Another idear is maybe to install Debian on a USB with all my extras....
Thanks again for your time!

bookie32
bookie
 
Posts: 289
Joined: 2007-12-07 11:49

Re: Build Own Debian Live USB

Postby Capitain_Jack » 2017-12-20 12:36

bookie wrote:Another idear is maybe to install Debian on a USB with all my extras....

Than, if you wish to adventure yourself, I indicate this post:
https://www.linux.com/blog/creating-debian-live-usb-flash-drive-persistence-non-techies

Please, if you consider your issue solved, edit the first message title and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of it, so others may benefit from your solution.

I am the one thankful, as helping others we make free linux stronger, go and spread the felling.
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
Albert Einstein
"All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?"
Buddha
User avatar
Capitain_Jack
 
Posts: 151
Joined: 2017-12-15 12:07
Location: Brazil capital, Brasilia, At the favela.

Re: Solved Build Own Debian Live USB

Postby bookie » 2018-02-14 08:26

Thanks Capitan_Jack

will do!
Thanks!

bookie32
bookie
 
Posts: 289
Joined: 2007-12-07 11:49

Re: Build Own Debian Live USB

Postby bookie » 2018-02-15 14:17

Sorry....thought I'd add some more questions to this thread...;)
If I install Debian to a USB and are likely to plug this USB into different hardware - then what do I do about graphics drivers?
One doesn't want to have problems booting to the USB because one has installed hardware specific drivers for a specific computer... :D
As standard Debian 9 comes with the nouveau drivers as standard....
Is it possible to create an xorg-conf with several resolutions and then the best can be used depending on what screen one is using.....?
On the computer I am installing the USB with Debian 9 there is a Nvidia graphics card but I just want to stick with the standard installation but with more than "1078X768" resolution.
What would the best solution be? And how would I achieve that?

Thanks!
bookie32
bookie
 
Posts: 289
Joined: 2007-12-07 11:49

Re: Build Own Debian Live USB

Postby Pybash » 2018-02-21 21:06

Hi,
1.you can do an ordinary debian installation on a test computer,
2. then add zfs support, customize things, but do not install non-free graphics yet (but you can download them to /var/apt/cache with apt -d)
3. create a backup with systemback
4. convert it to .iso which can be written to USB
5 when installing on other computers, you can install non-free graphics driver afterwards

Regards Pb
Pybash
 
Posts: 8
Joined: 2018-02-10 12:04


Return to General Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

fashionable