Hero wanted. Apply within. Make persistence work.
- Subject: Hero wanted. Apply within. Make persistence work.
- From: synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca (Ben Armstrong)
- Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2007 13:44:55 -0300
- Message-id: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Here's the state of persistence, to the best of my knowledge:
live-snapshot (live-sn, home-sn): BROKEN
Cannot be used to make live-sn or home-sn snapshots, e.g.
$ sudo live-snapshot -d /dev/hda1
live-snapshot: option requires an argument -- d
If you create an ext2 partition labelled "live-rw" and boot "persistent"
it will be detected and a snapshot of the /cow will be saved at shutdown,
but it will be corrupted (due to errors during the shutdown?) which forces
a fsck on the next reboot and/or kernel panic. Even if you boot without
"persistent" to fix the corrupt filesystem and then reboot with "persistent",
the kernel still panics.
I am told that in etch, live-rw (casper-rw?) works with casper.
If you want to be a hero, please help make persistence work. I get several
queries about this per week on irc but have not had the time to do anything
about it myself.
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