Re: Updating live USB disk with live-rw
Hi again, sorry about the frames, I forgot to change the webmail config. Hope it is OK now.
As "experimenting is a mother of knowledge", I tried my update idea and everything worked and works.
> Secondly I have never tried to simply extract the
> compressed (debian-live) filesystem onto the live media
A USB disk with hdd-usb image written on it creates a FAT32 partition in which /live folder contains filesystem.squashfs file (and others). So I'm overwriting one file with its newer version extracted from newer hdd-usb image. No syslinux problems, no re-config needed, it's the same file, just newer.
> It seems to me that you intend to use your system as a
> regular debian installation.
Well, almost. I'm quite new to Linux and the aim is to play, try things, and learn. First I tried VirtualBox on Windows with Ubuntu inside, didn't like it, so I switched to Debian. Next step was to try Debian on real hardware, hence the live-USB idea (the USB disk is also a great recovery tool, I have other tools there, like UBCD4Win). Probably next step will be a dual-boot PC, but not yet. Debian-live boots surprisingly fast from my USB flash disk.
All the best for Easter!