[SoaS] Sugar on a Stick Meeting on Monday at 1900 UTC
pbrobinson at gmail.com
pbrobinson at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 18:13:11 EDT 2010
On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 10:48 PM, Frederick Grose <fgrose at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 5:37 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>
>> 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.
>> if the size of the image changes
>> dramatically, are there any issues regarding how space may have been
> Yes, I imagine that if all free space were allocated to the home.img file
> and a new, larger squashfs.img needed to fit on the disc, it would fail.
>> > storage space optimization is discussed on this
>> > page, http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/LiveOS_image.
> On that page, there are some reasons suggested for leaving some free space
> outside of the LiveOS installation.
We're looking to have an option added to the liveusb-creator to select
an option "Use entire stick for image" (or something similar) which
would then get rid of the sqashfs all together and install the ext3
partition straight to the usb stick so there's no issues with corrupt
overlays and other related issues as it will be a plain filesystem
straight onto a usb stick so there'll be no weird fu in between.
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