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snip128 10-06-2004 03:54 PM

convert read only filesystem to write?...
err, ive typed this out, so ill make it short ;) i installed dsl (damn small linux) pre-modified on an external usb hdd. when i finally got it working, i found out thats its has apt-get though, is there a way that i can make this filesystem be writeable? (i used a premodified version, but i also read the tutorial...i put it on a FAT16 partition like it told me to...kinda weird for linux, lol. can ya plz help me??....

Oh, and the link to the tutorial i read is here

Samsara 10-06-2004 07:38 PM

partition tables are defined in /etc/fstab; man fstab will explain.

however, it sounds like your linux is in a single partition, so you need to set it to readable at system start-up; what boot manager are you using? lilo or grub? Depending on your answer, you need to modify either /boot/grub/grub.conf aka menu.lst or /etc/lilo.conf (or wherever it's hiding - e.g. "locate lilo.conf" or "find / | grep lilo.conf").



PS: Do you mean you have a USB hdd, not a stick? It can't be as small as 50MB, surely?! You may want to think about repartitioning....

snip128 10-06-2004 08:01 PM

hmm...i use lilo/boot from my BIOS, lol. my bios supports usb booting =) its a 20gig hdd...but...i had a post earlier of what linux OS's id be able to put on it and the only person that replied told me to use'd be great if i could get a knoppix hdd install TO just doesnt work -.-" a linux noobie so i dont know how to configure knoppix to boot from a usb hdd >.< this was already pre modified and it will do just fine if i an figure out how to write to it!! lol. anyway...i'll try what ya said...thx a lot!

snip128 10-06-2004 09:06 PM

well...i couldn't get it to work...i use lilo.conf a lot, and i havent found out how to make it give write access....i wish i could get another OS to work...any other suggestions? lol (if u know another linux distro that wont need severe modifying to boot from usb...that would be great..)

I'm such a :newbie: lol

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