[Sugar-devel] Fedora 30 SoaS (Sugar on A Stick) final released

Frederick Grose fgrose at gmail.com
Tue Apr 30 18:52:45 EDT 2019

On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 4:49 PM Tony Anderson <tony_anderson at usa.net> wrote:

> The current SOAS installation page (
> https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/Installation) includes the
> caution:
> *Important change since Fedora 24 SoaS*
> The *livecd-iso-to-disk* installation script is no longer packaged in the
> SoaS .iso file. Starting with Fedora 24, if you want a Live USB with
> persistent storage, you must install the *livecd-tools* package to obtain
> the installation script and the SYSLINUX boot loader. Use this command to
> obtain the installer:sudo dnf install livecd-tools
> Does this new release resolve this issue so that the iso via dd provides
> persistence and uses the full usb stick?

SoaS 30 does come with the livecd-tools installed and the
*livecd-iso-to-disk* installation script is copied to the /LiveOS/
directory on the .iso filesystem (so it is available from a mounted .iso
file at <mountpoint>/LiveOS/livecd-iso-to-disk).  The wiki instructions
have been updated.

Installation via dd does not provide persistence of file system changes
between boots (and never did).  Persistence requires installation using the
*livecd-iso-to-disk* installation script and requesting an overlay.

See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/LiveOS_image for a discussion of the USB
flash disk usage limitations and the different file systems available to
the LiveOS user.

The dracut produced initial ram filesystem offers a large variety of
storage configurations, see
One new configuration with OverlayFS will allow the overlay to consume the
whole USB flash drive file system if the USB flash drive file system is
formatted with ext4 or xfs file system types.  The OverlayFS configuration
is less mature than the Device-mapper configuration, so experimental
feedback is welcome.

> On 4/30/19 10:58 PM, Alex Perez wrote:
> The Fedora 30 release was earlier today, and with it comes the Fedora 30
> Sugar on a Stick environment, which now has functional collaboration, out
> of the box. It includes Sugar 0.113, which incorporates the necessary fixes.
> For those who would like to try or use Fedora 30 Sugar on a Stick, you can
> download these ISO images, and use DD, win32diskimager, or your preferred
> raw image writing utility to stick the contents on a USB drive.
> Alternatively, the two ISOs below can be booted as a Virtual Machine, using
> VirtualBox, Parallels, Hyper-V, and other virtualization software.
> Here are your download links:
> https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/30/Spins/x86_64/iso/Fedora-SoaS-Live-x86_64-30-1.2.iso
> <http://bit.ly/Fedora-30-SoaS-64-bit-final>
> https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/30/Spins/i386/iso/Fedora-SoaS-Live-i386-30-1.2.iso
> <http://bit.ly/Fedora-30-SoaS-32-bit-final>
> https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/30/Spins/armhfp/images/Fedora-SoaS-armhfp-30-1.2-sda.raw.xz
> <http://bit.ly/Fedora-30-SoaS-armhfp>
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