Fwd: Package Selection for Debian Live
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From: Robert Pickel <email@example.com>
Date: Aug 8, 2006 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: Package Selection for Debian Live
To: Ottavio Caruso <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Damn small linux is GPL'd... there may be another solution (I am planning
for Feather Linux)
Here is a possible solution...
(i am not sure what you mean by persistent home dir.. so if i am repeating
something just ignore me)
When you boot from usb, why not use another partition in place of the
So when the rootfs is mounted... make it so changes are written to another
partition (or filesystem in the form as a file) on the usb device.. not to
Because of the limited number of writes on flash devices, /proc and so on
should be on ramdisk...
I am not 100% sure if the current casper could handle this... but perhaps a
small/simple patch would make it possible.
On 8/8/06, Ottavio Caruso <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 09:51:18PM +0200, Daniel
> > Baumann wrote:
> I'm open for your
> > suggestions...
> I was thinking, I am a bit cold about having a
> persistent home directory on my usb stick. I'd like to
> have a more low-tech backup/restore script a-la
> Damnsmalllinux, but I can't use that one as the
> licence is not clear.
> I was thinking of BACKUP2L:
> We could build upon that and customize it for a live
> distro. What do you think?
> Ottavio Caruso
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