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Old 11-13-2009, 06:20 AM   #1
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Unhappy Debian live losing static networking on boot?

I've created a Debian Live image onto a USB key and have been attempting to configure a static ip address once its onto the USB key. I change the /etc/network/interfaces (and /live/cow/etc/network/interfaces fwiw) but when the machine reboots it overwrites the 'interfaces' file, which is rather frustrating.

In short I need the capability to configure the USB key with a unique ip address but due to my lack of experience in the *nix domain, I'm struggling to solve this issue...

Thanks in advance...

Old 11-13-2009, 10:13 AM   #2
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not that i would know bout networking, but if you use a live how should the changes you make may be persistent after a reboot?

how did you create the live-debian /where do you got it from?
how did you put it on the stick? unetbootin?
please add the links.

check this:
or similar how-tos.

installing debian on the stick aint an option?

you may also unpack the live-iso and make the changes you want, if thats the way you wanna go:
it might look a bit frightening, but should work like a charme as its a step-by-step how-to.



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