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Old 10-06-2004, 02:54 PM   #1
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Unhappy convert read only filesystem to write?...


err, ive typed this out twice...lol, 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 read-only...ehh...it has apt-get though O_o...so, 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
 
Old 10-06-2004, 06:38 PM   #2
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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").

HTH,

Samsara

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....

Last edited by Samsara; 10-06-2004 at 06:40 PM.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 07:01 PM   #3
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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 dsl...it'd be great if i could get a knoppix hdd install TO BOOT...but...uhh.....it just doesnt work -.-" lol...im a linux noobie so i dont know how to configure knoppix to boot from a usb hdd >.< this was already pre modified and it works...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!
 
Old 10-06-2004, 08:06 PM   #4
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Unhappy eh..

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 lol
 
  


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