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The first step: persistence in a void...

Posted 09-05-2011 at 11:30 AM by Thor_2.0
Updated 09-05-2011 at 11:33 AM by Thor_2.0

The first step is to set up some persistence. I choose a 16Gb USB stick. I figured, since it's an experiment, and since harddisks are somewhat in short supply...why not.

First step: boot with the CD .. and the USB stick plugged in.
Second step: recon:

fdisk -l
came up with sda as drive...the USB stick, as the harddrive is unplugged.
Third step: lay out the drive

fdisk /dev/sda
and calculate the partitions:

boot : 1Gb
swap : 1 Gb
home : 7 Gb
filesystem : 7 Gb

total : 16 Gb
...and add them, of course.

Fourth step: format the partitions

mke2fs /dev/sda1 through /dev/sda4
For the insiders, partitioning is not formatting...but, you know this...

Make sda1 bootable and turn sda2 into a Linux swap...
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