I would like to setup a LiveUSB device with dedicated free space to use as backup. I have followed http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to...your_USB_stick
to finally create a LiveUSB Fedora16 that works. In order to get it to work first I tried the windows graphical, this failed as it could not download the iso.
then i tried the GUI in my Fedora 15 box. this failed to boot once it was created.
So I tried the dd if=foo.iso of=/dev/sdX1 this did nothing.
next i tried the livecd-iso-to-disk /path/to/ISO /dev/USBPARTITIONNAME
this failed to create anything so I did the livecd-iso-to-disk --format --reset-mbr /path/to/ISO /dev/USBPARTITIONNAME
success. have a bootable flash drive.
Goal is to setup a liveUSB device that I can then setup lvm for backups. As MS Windows has no means of accessing the LVM the LiveUSB will deal with that for gaining access to the data.
Use the usb device as a backup media with LVM configured so as not to deal with /dev/sdX drive letter assigning issues.
If need to recover on a MS Windows system, we do often sadly as they will have 1 linux server and n number of MS Windows workstations we can turn into a temp server on the fly when hardware crashes. Thus the need for the liveUSB that can read the LVM and mount NTFS partitions rw so we can copy the data over from the USB device to the internal HDDs of the windows computer, uncompress the tarball, and decrypt if needed.
Then we can just reboot the system, remove the USB Device, and poof there is the data we need access to in order to get the client up and running again.
Thanks for the help.
oh and yes I tried and failed at setting up the persistent data for the liveUSB on the link above.