Re: How to get Debian live running from flash with persistence
On Mon 15 Apr 2013 at 15:20:07 +0200, Michael Heerdegen wrote:
> Hi Rob,
> > On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 08:50:06PM +0200, Michael Heerdegen wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > hope this is the right forum for my question.
> > >
> > > I wanted to use Debian live
> > > (http://live-build.debian.net/cgi-bin/live-build) on a 468 Laptop
> > > installed on a flash drive with full persistence.
> > >
> > I used to use Debian Live with persistence, but lately I've changed to a
> > much easier method. Now I just do a normal Debian install but install
> > it to a USB stick instead of a hard drive. Works fine. I make some
> > tweaks to improve performance, such as mounting various folders at
> > tmpfs. But it works pretty well even without those tweaks.
> > Just make sure you install grub to the USB stick and not to the hard
> > drive of whatever computer you're using for the installation.
> Good advice, thanks. However, I don't want to do that in this case -
> because it's my business notebook. When I upgrade the system after some
> time has passed - it might happen that grub is installed to the hdd and
> the notebook won't start anymore. So I'll try to get live work first.
That cannot happen. Updating the system might alter grub.cfg but GRUB
itself is not installed or reinstalled to, for example, the MBR of any