Originally Posted by TobiSGD
The Debian Live LXDE is 944MB in size. If your USB device is not large enough for that, why do you blame the Debian Live developers for that? It is unlikely that they have any influence on the size of your USB device. Also, they give you a perfectly working toolset for creating Live images that fit your needs, so why blaming them?
OK I got the problem...
It was unetbootin that did not work properly
rawwrite and winimage are not suited to create a linux live pendrive
I had in addition a problem with the bios and the pendrive needed to be created a table.
So I did as follows:
- create gparted pendrive using tuxboot
- boot to ram gparted pendrive
- cat debian*lxde.iso > /dev/sdb
My recommendation is to use gparted rather than parted magic.
Tuxboot works great
Now I am posting from debian live lxde.
I will always keep with me this gparted pendrive, it is really awesome and only 133 mb, with fluxbox.
parted magic is really in my opinion too difficult to install compared to gparted live. gparted live is really simple and works well. 133 mb only
another question. Finally on hte live pendrive debian lxde, I have created a /dev/sdb2. Would you know if the /home could be mounted on this /dev/sdb2... I will try with fstab ...
2) Second problem, on this amd 64, lxde debian live is pretty slow.
Is there another debian live that is much faster and runs Fluxbox or lx/icewm, so that I would have a better / (faster) live machine?
In my case, I simply would like that the /home is the /dev/sdb2
and that /dev/sdb1 of the pendrive is the live debian as default
7.5.1. Full persistence
By 'full persistence' it is meant that instead of using a tmpfs for storing modifications to the read-only media (with the copy-on-write, COW, system) a writable partition is used. In order to use this feature a partition with a clean writable supported filesystem on it labeled "live-rw" must be attached on the system at bootime and the system must be started with the boot parameter 'persistent'. This partition could be an ext2 partition on the hard disk or on a usb key created with, e.g.:
# mkfs.ext2 -L live-rw /dev/sdb1
If you already have a partition on your device, you could just change the label with one of the following:
# tune2fs -L live-rw /dev/sdb1 # for ext2,3,4 filesystems
# dosfslabel /dev/sdb1 live-rw # for a fat filesystem
But since live system users cannot always use a hard drive partition, and considering that most USB keys have poor write speeds, 'full' persistence could be also used with just image files, so you could create a file representing a partition and put this image file even on a NTFS partition of a foreign OS, with something like:
$ dd if=/dev/null of=live-rw bs=1G seek=1 # for a 1GB sized image file
$ /sbin/mkfs.ext2 -F live-rw
Then copy the live-rw file to a writable partition and reboot with the boot parameter 'persistent'.
7.5.2. Home automounting
If during the boot a partition (filesystem) image file or a partition labeled home-rw is discovered, this filesystem will be directly mounted as /home, thus permitting persistence of files that belong to e.g. the default user. It can be combined with full persistence.
sounds to gparted and label to home-rw
sounds really awesome !!
and what about gparted with icewm?