[SoaS] [Sugar-devel] SOAS 2 problems

Xander Pirdy xander.pirdy at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 08:17:52 EST 2010

On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 7:59 AM, Thomas C Gilliard <
satellit at bendbroadband.com> wrote:

>  I have done it. and it works. NO Persistence though
> opensuse-edu does this also with an added twist. you can use fdisk (or a
> script) to build a persistence partition after creating th usb with dd:

Unless I am mistaken, you would also be able to manually make the overlay,
though you might have to tweak syslinux.cfg (I think) afterwards as well. I
also think that this is similar to what the image-writer script on the main
page does.

If you are using partitions to create persistence though we again may loose
some features.
1) The space for the overlay is much more limited, or the initial partition
(FAT) is unusable for anything else.
2) I am unsure about booting a virtual machine if it will be able to mount
multiple partitions at boot, it might be feasable, but it also
might just unnecessarily complicate things. Especially if the persistence
partition was in something that windows couldn't read - I have no idea how
this would act.
3) How will the system act when that partition fills up?
4) It complicates the setup, unless there is a very good script

-Alexander Pirdy
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