Re: How to resize the IMG USB Live-Debian pendrive ?
"Charles D. Russell" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I tried resizing the partition with gparted, but that rendered the
> flash drive unbootable. I then ran the Windows program syslinux.exe
> (there is a linux equivalent) to make the flash drive bootable again.
> This worked, though the configuration menu apparently got replaced so
> that I now have to type "live" when the boot prompt appears.
AIUI the syslinux PBR that live-build installs depends on the
ldlinux.sys file being stored at fixed block offsets into the disk. I
guess growing the filesystem with parted also moves the files around.
Since you can't simply make a second partition, using syslinux --install
(which you did) is the best fix I know.
I suspect your menus broke because you created an image using syslinux
4.xx, but your Windows' SYSLINUX.EXE is version 3.xx -- they have
incompatible menu code (the [vesa]menu.c32 file). Either use the same
version for both build and fix, or copy Windows' [vesa]menu.c32 into the
filesystem when applying the fix.
> I expect that someone can offer a less klutzy fix.
Sorry, no :-(
It shouldn't be a problem on ext, where extlinux --install will
chattr +i (the "don't move my blocks" option) ldlinux.sys -- but I don't
know if resize2fs honors that. Not that it matters, since you want the
USB key to be readable in Windows...