Re: Testing an ISO with persistence in VirtualBox OSE
And sorry, I'm using live-build version 2.0.12-2 in Debian GNU/Linux
On 29/04/2012, Miguel Villanueva Lobato
> I mean a file with an ext2 file system I have created with:
> $ dd if=/dev/null of=live-rw bs=1GB seek=1 # for a 100MB sized image file
> $/sbin/mkfs.ext2 -F live-rw
> Because I was trying it with files instead of partitions.
> Anyway, If I tried doing it in your way:
> I boot the VM with the live cd in the CD/DVD device. But, what do you
> mean by 'partition'? Because, in VirtualBox I can create a .VDI disk,
> but how can I make an ext file system on it?
> On 29/04/2012, Rui Miguel P. Bernardo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 12:55 AM, Miguel Villanueva Lobato
>> <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> I've tried this creating an ISO image of a directory containing the live
>>> debian system image and other image labeled live-rw (with an ext2 fs),
>>> then, using this ISO for the CD/DVD device in VirtualBox, but it
>>> work: Vbox cannot find the boot medium.
>>> I've also tried using two CD/DVD devices: one with the system image and
>>> other with the live-rw, but there's no way.
>>> Can someone help me?
>> what do you mean by "and other image labeled live-rw (with an ext2 fs)"?
>> It should work booting the virtualbox VM with the live cd, a partition
>> disk labeled live-rw, and adding a boot option "persistent".
>> I'm not using the latest sid version and I know there have been some
>> recent changes about persistence. The debian image is sid? wheezy?
>> squeeze? If the image is not sid the usual way should work.