(I am a complete n00b) I just want Slitaz on a usb, and the home directory set on the usb, and it being persistant. I Have downloaded and burned slitaz 4.0 iso to a cd and am running off that. Im running off a computer that runs windows 7, but my copy of windows is semi currupt, so i'm using slitaz until its fixed. I will also use slitaz in the future, dont you worry dev. team ;) . So is there a way to put it on a USB, WHILE running slitaz? If not, is there a noob friendly tutorial to do it on windows xp? Thanks sooo much!! (I'm almost 18!!! the second I turn 18, i'm getting a credit card and donating to the slitaz dev. team!!!)
Putting Slitaz on USB, setting the home directory to the USB, and making it persistant? READ DISCRIP(34 posts) (5 voices)
Have you ever tried to search forum for existing solved topics?
For example this one:
I suggest using those topics instead of creating new ones...
I have, but I couldnt find anything that I could actually understand. (completely new, just started to use slitaz yesterday.) I looked at the topic and I don't think they are doing the same thing as the title of this post...at least I'm pretty sure....not to bug anyone or anything, but iv looked for tutorials and none of them create a live USB WHILE running slitaz....(sorry, sort of pathetic, I know...)
Applications/System Tools/ Create a LiveUSB
Find your flash drive install target
# fdisk -l
Choose the right device,it will be erased/formated destroying everything on it.
Set it in dropdown menu=> USB media:
Since your running Livecd it is the install source => ISO Image: (None)
Click OK button
>it will be erased/formated destroying everything on it.<
i like this part :-)
Yes!! I was hoping mojo would help!! Quick question, does it erase/format my HARDDRIVE? Or the USB? Cause I don't want to destroy everything on my computer, I just want everything destroyed on the USB...does it do that? (reformat the USB or hardrive?)
And does this set the home directory on the USB?
(lol almost solved!!)
It will format only the chosen device - usb stick in your case
Thanks, but does it set the home directory to the USB? So I I install flash player, then reboot, it will still be installed? Some with other packages and web bookmarks?
Sorry, I'm annoying I know, but just this last question untill I get to try this!! (sorry again)
TazUSB installer sets home=UUID but user is required to add or edit an existing boot entry in isolinux.cfg to boot into rootfs.gz with their installed programs.
Booting into the saved rootfs.gz with syslinux.
At the orange boot menu arrow down to SliTaz core
Hit the tab key
After initrd= delete the commas and any /boot/rootfs[1-4].gz so it looks like this:
Hit enter to boot the modified rootfs.gz with your installed programs.
Edit the /boot/isolinux/isolinux.cfg to modify SliTaz core Live entry to boot without having to manually edit every boot.
What you probably need is an full installation (home is automatic within it) on the USB and an adequate boot loader or direct loading on USB through the BIOS (I did do that years ago before I did buy a big 1 TByte hard disk; for this reason, I have no fresh experience). But it is really not good to play each day with the BIOS... It is somewhat for someone accepting to frozen his hard disk a average or long time until help comes from other side! And I don't know how well or not the file system of windows 7 does support the eventually actions from Linux (if you want to do that to use and change the data being in the ntfs partition!). Why did you speak after that about windows XP (you last sentence in the 1st msg: «If not, is there a noob friendly tutorial to do it on windows xp?»)? Have you 2 windows on the same hard disk?
No I have a laptop with running 7 and a desktop running XP. So the full installation is persistent...or what?....
A full install of linux on a USB flash drive is failure prone.
The full install has thousands of files written to the USB flash drive increasing the chance of file corruption.
Frugal livecd install is much more reliable, the entire root fliesystem except /home is one compressed tarball.
The tazusb system makes a backup by renaming the rootfs.gz to previous.gz when the user runs the command to save
tazusb writefs gzip
Bios setup boot priority: optical drive,USB flash drive, hard drive
Alright, I got a live USB working, and the BIOS are set to enable USB booting, and it is the 2nd priority. Ok new problem. I booted through my USB, and got to the orange booting screen. I tryed to select the first option, but it didn't do anything. So I arrowed down to slitaz core live and it went through its little code, then it asked my language, then keyboard input. But then I got to the login screen. It said: user: tux. I hit enter. Then password. I typed "root". Then a dark brown screen. Then words popped up saying "Failed to execute login command". Then it brought me back to the user login. It said: user: tux. I hid enter agian. I typed "root". Then brown screen. Then "failed to execute login command. What? How do I fix this?
There is no password for tux, don't type anything in the box,just hit enter.
If you can't login as user tux replace tux with root and use password root.
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