[TriLUG] Portable Linux (Bootable USB Flash Drive) Creation?
chemikalguy at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 22 13:03:09 EDT 2011
I just tried LiLi with CentOS 5.6, but X wouldn't start, so I dumped it. I'm downloading Ubuntu, and will give that a shot.
From: Alan Porter <porter at trilug.org>
To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion <trilug at trilug.org>
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 12:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Portable Linux (Bootable USB Flash Drive) Creation?
> I believe Ubuntu can do this using the built-in Startup Disk Creator.
Igor speaks the truth.
The Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator does exactly what you describe.
It installs the base distribution to the USB drive, and then creates
an overlay file that contains all of your "diffs". You can apt-get
install packages, add files to your home directory, even delete
files and packages from the system.
Later, if you remove this one "diff" file, you are back at the starting
point, with a fresh image.
I think Knoppix was the first distro to do this, but you had to
specify a special "cheat code" at the bootup prompt in order for
Knoppix to find your "diff" overlay file.
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