[ale] Why LiveUSB instead of install was: Re: LiveUSB

Scott Castaline skotchman at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 10:52:55 EDT 2010

  On 10/14/2010 09:38 AM, William Fragakis wrote:
> Having observed the progress of this project, what advantages are there
> from creating a LiveUSB instead of doing an F13 install to the USB Flash
> Drive?
> Not knowing any better, several weeks ago, I installed F13 to a 4gb
> flash drive from the F13 LiveCD which has since booted everything from a
> PIII to Core Duo, Athlon X4 and Atom at various times in testing
> systems, migrating/cloning systems, etc. While it worked fine for me and
> seemed a rather easy thing to do, I've been known to do things the hard
> way or for the wrong reasons as well as knowing that because something
> worked once doesn't mean it's the best way.
> Thanks,
> William
That's the direction I'm going as the limitations of used space in 
LiveUSB. I was wondering though if I could do it through qemu-kvm. I am 
able to run the image files but not too cleat as to how to address the 
USB Flash Drive from the bare-metal to the VM, and install it that way. 
Also I presume I would be able to encrypt the partition containing 
everything other than /boot.
> On Sat, 2010-10-09 at 21:08 -0400, Scott Castaline wrote:
>> Ok, so I got the LaCie 16GB iamaKey Flash Drive. Using livecd-creator
>> with a kickstart cfg file I created my own spin of the F13
>> LiveCD-i686.iso I am trying to get this image onto the key (image file
>> is about 1.1GB) utilizing the balance of space as an encrypted
>> partition. The only way I've gotten it to the point of booting is by
>> doing a dd if=/path to image file of=/dev/device bs=8. I then tried
>> creating a 2nd partition as type 83 (linux) utilizing the balance of the
>> drive, and it no longer is bootable. Although I can mount it and view
>> files on it, but it complains about the 2nd partition.
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