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Old 02-02-2009, 08:47 AM   #16
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...The single limitation that Hudson spoke of with this installer was that one can only make use of a maximum of 2 Gigabytes storage space for personal documents. So, if you have a 3 Gigabyte USB drive or larger this installer would not benefit from that additional space, at least not with out a workaround...
the persisteant overlay can be as big as you want if you format it to ext2 or ext3. fat32 has a limit of -2^31 to +2^31 (-2gb to +2gb) for file sizes.

why is this signed. if it were unsigned fat32 would have a file size limit of 2^32 (4gb) ?
 
Old 02-02-2009, 10:33 AM   #17
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This is great help guys!!!!!!!!!

What a great start to learning about Linux. I wish I heard such a forum in the early days of Dos and Windows. Thanks a bunch for all your help and just goes to show you that if you do not ask you may never know.
 
Old 02-02-2009, 03:37 PM   #18
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One can only make use of a maximum of 2 Gigabytes storage space.
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The persisteant overlay can be as big as you want if you format it to ext2 or ext3.
Thank you for the correction, I had assumed that due to the wording of my source this was an inherent limitation of the Fedora Live USB Creator application itself, I was wrong.

Even for those who do install using a fat32 file system my understanding is that they could still place any files they wanted on that same flash drive of large size up to the drive's full capacity, but that those files would have to be outside of the Linux file hierarchy. Those files could then be referenced. Is this correct?

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I dont like the persistent overlay because when it runs out of room, it is impossible to get your data back.
Is this then the benefit of a modestly sized Live distribution that they will leave a small footprint, if you will, because they (Puppy Linux, Damn Small Linux and others) write modestly to the flash drive they are resident on?

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What a great start to learning about Linux.
This is a great opportunity for me too since I am just a novice Linux user and new to installers of this type. I'm glad you started a thread of a general nature because it lets us talk about a variety of options!

U4LINUX2, I don't know how new to GNU/Linux you are but I find referencing the Introduction to Linux: A Hands on Guide and The Linux System Administrator's Guide very helpful. Both can be found at The Linux Documentation Project.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 08:53 AM   #19
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...Even for those who do install using a fat32 file system my understanding is that they could still place any files they wanted on that same flash drive of large size up to the drive's full capacity, but that those files would have to be outside of the Linux file hierarchy. Those files could then be referenced. Is this correct?...
yup, it would be like mounting any other sata hardrive to read/ write to the left over space of the thumbdrive.
 
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U4LINUX2, I don't know how new to GNU/Linux you are but I find referencing the Introduction to Linux: A Hands on Guide and The Linux System Administrator's Guide very helpful. Both can be found at The Linux Documentation Project.
Thanks, I was planning on buying a book as well. These are awesome sites!
 
  


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