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Old 04-16-2010, 11:46 AM   #1
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Installing programs for use with live boot


http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...rdware-800675/

I'm currently running simplyMEPIS 8.0.15 (rel 32). It's booting automatically off a USB. The way I have it configured right now, it just loads right up without a root menu or boot-options, just basically going straight to "hey, u ROOT or DEMO?"

I'm not sure if there's a way to get back to the bash and load directly to RAM at this point.

In another thread I was looking into burning backups from k3b as I run live because my DVD-player isn't behaving right now under windows... 'still working on that I want to get a backup done before I do a hard install.

It's my goal to get either Kismet, wireshark, or Airsnort/crack/peek running on this machine so I can start gathering packets and doing analysis. Is that a way that (atleast for the timebeing until I can work out backups) that I can install any of these programs directly to the USB (by editing the ISO somehow?), so that they'll be available when I liveboot?

Thanks.

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Old 04-16-2010, 07:42 PM   #2
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*tap*
 
Old 04-16-2010, 07:47 PM   #3
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USB hard drive or flash can be basically the same type of install. Can I assume you mean a usb flash install?

What normally happens is there is some filesystem that basically adds the iso or some file to ram. That resultant file system is how you "see" the system. You usually can add in programs but they won't remain unless you have what is called a persistent file or sometimes called casper rw.

What method did you use to install they OS to this device?

Also if you are saying that you are in a gui there should be a terminal app somewhere. Also there should be a grub config somewhere too. Might be another issue.


See pendrivelinux.com for some how-to's and guides on making usb flash installs.
 
Old 04-16-2010, 08:48 PM   #4
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Okay -- to get the live usb boot I'm getting right now, I followed the walkthrough at http://www.pendrivelinux.com/usb-simply-mepis-install/
and I used the ISO-file SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.0.15-rel_32.iso for the image.

I'm just asking what to do next in order to get one or more of the programs I mentioned running off of the usb-drive. What's the easiest way (from Windows or the live Linux side) to install things in that manner?

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Old 04-17-2010, 12:15 PM   #5
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From that page.

"Persistent Feature: No"

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Old 04-17-2010, 05:07 PM   #6
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I was referring to pre-installing things so that they'd load (with default/preconfigured settings) when I boot up from the USB drive... I wasn't talking about a dynamic install that would allow me to load programs ACTIVELY; I'm simply after a way to preload programs onto the USB distro that I've already got booting.

Again, is there a way to do that?

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No - not easily at least.
Seems you have installed the liveCD (hence you get the "root or demo option"), rather than installed from the liveCD. The latter would have given you a "standard" system on a USB you could do what you like with. If you plan on using this a fair bit, installing to a real USB hard disk rather than a USB key might be a better option.
I believe Warren is about to release a USB build - might save you some angst.
 
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I guess it could be possible to add in a casper or a persistent storage.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/casper-...-from-windows/

You will need to edit your boot options to reflect a casper file.

It may or may not be possible, I'd have to play with what you did to be sure. As noted above some distro's and install lend easily to such changes while others will not.

See if you can re-create the install using liveusbcreator and add in storage.

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