[SoaS] 4GB USB Stick.

Thomas C Gilliard satellit at bendbroadband.com
Wed Feb 24 07:21:22 EST 2010

You should use as large a size of overlay as possible. I try to use a 
minimum of 800, if possible.
If you do not use all of it, the capacity will go unused, (unless you  
create a 2nd bootable partition on the stick.)

Shutdown  writes to the USB seem to be related to the amount of activity 
from the session, not to the overlay size. Wait 10-15 seconds, or until 
the LED stops flashing, before removing the stick or it will corrupt and 
not reboot.

Do not do a yum update or yum install  on a small size overlay as you 
will fill up the stick and make it unbootable. (Downloading large music 
files and/or pictures to the stick can do this also)

Tom Gilliard

Sameer Verma wrote:
> I found a PNY stick at Best buy that boots Blueberry, in case anyone
> is interested (Mel, I should post a link from your blog as well).
> http://identi.ca/attachment/9264173
> When I make the sticks using Windows-based USBCreator, what size
> should I use for the overlay? Should I use all available space? As far
> as I can tell, the larger the overlay, the longer it will take to
> write at shutdown. Is this correct, or is the write time dependent on
> what was created in the journal etc.? I have noticed that it takes
> longer to create a stick with a larger overlay.
> Any suggestions on "sweet spot" for overlay size would be great. I
> have to burn 12 sticks tomorrow ;-)
> cheers,
> Sameer

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