> I was wondering...
> Does anyone have a good solution for keeping changes to a Debian Live
> system persistent? I see that Casper offers a few options, the most
> tempting being a casper-rw partition on the USB stick that I use to
> boot Debian. The only problem is that it is flash storage and may not
> deal well with being written to all the time.
> I tried to create a jffs2 partition and add that to the unionfs
> manually (unionctl / --add /mnt/root/cow && unionctl / --mode /cow ro);
> the problem here is that a reasonably big jffs2 file system is rather
> slow - too slow to be really useful.
> Eventually, I will probably try to procure an HD based USB drive, but
> in the meantime, I am a bit puzzled. Has anybody found a good way to
> work around this while keeping the whole system portable?
I've been working with similar setup, but with ext2 partition in usb
stick, whithout journaling there are few writes to device.
It's an option ;-)