Please update howto get persistence

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Please update howto get persistence

Postby ngc7088 » 2010-04-05 02:21


I am using this image of Debian: ... esktop.img
But it doesn't matter what I do I fail to make it persistent.
I have tried this:
But there is no "grub"on my "install" drive, apparently is an outdated notion.
I have tried this: ... #more-2073
(with conflicting info regarding the previous link)
By booting with a knoppix USB with gparted. Doesn't matter if I leave the NTFS partition unnamed or call it home_rw, I get no persistence, even writing persistent while booting.
I have tried also changing this (while in knoppix) :
Basically adding the word "persistent" after "live" but it does not work.

All changes I make disappear. What it the current way of getting persistence with this package?
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Re: Please update howto get persistence

Postby hkoster1 » 2010-04-05 16:51

I'm not sure what you mean by "persistence"... install the OS to some drive, perhaps? If so, that cannot (yet) be done from the Debian live-CD. You'll need to download some other image for that, preferably a netinst.iso if you have a wired connection to the internet during installation. Installing to a removable drive (like a USB key) is also possible, using the "unetbootin" method.
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Re: Please update howto get persistence

Postby fsmithred » 2010-04-06 02:59

If you're trying to run a debian-live system from a usb flash drive with a persistent home partition, you need to use ext2 or other linux format instead of ntfs. Label it home-rw, and type "live persistent" at the boot prompt.

Why do you want to use ntfs? (Say a little more about what you're trying to do.)
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