[SoaS] Sugar on a Stick Meeting on Monday at 1900 UTC

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 17:37:46 EDT 2010

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 1:06 PM, Frederick Grose <fgrose at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Mel Chua <mel at melchua.com> wrote:
>> I'm going to have to miss today's meeting, but as an update on my task
>> from last week: http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/1798#comment:22
> See this comment added to http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/1798#comment:23 :
> School-based deployments may want to take advantage of the persistent /home/
> directory installation instead of the persistent OS overlay. The persistent
> home folder is not a write-once, ever-diminishing storage space.
> For consistency and stability reasons, the school may want to leave out the
> persistent OS overlay (using a temporary overlay on each boot) and just use
> the persistent /home/ directories to save the Learners' Journals and
> settings.
> If a school-wide system change were desired, the Sticks could be upgraded
> with a simple exchange of the /LiveOS/squashfs.img file in the base file
> system of each device or stick, perhaps, even triggered by the School
> Server.

Excuse my ignorance, but if the size of the image changes
dramatically, are there any issues regarding how space may have been


> Installation of a persistent /home/ directory is available at the present
> time by means of the livecd-iso-to-disk shell script (which is available
> within a booted Mirabelle image at /LiveOS/livecd-iso-to-disk).
> There are other features that are available
> in  http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/Sugar_Clone, and storage
> space optimization is discussed on this
> page,  http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/LiveOS_image.
> The Sugar Clone enhancements have been submitted for inclusion in the
> standard livecd-iso-to-disk script,
> see http://www.mail-archive.com/soas@lists.sugarlabs.org/msg01608.html.
>     --Fred
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Walter Bender
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