[Inx] Usb persist install

Peter Garrett inx-one at optusnet.com.au
Wed Jul 29 02:17:20 PDT 2009

On Wed, 29 Jul 2009 07:59:12 +0100
"Paul O'Malley - gnu's not unix -" <ompaul at eircom.net> wrote:

> Karl Harris wrote:
> > Ran through the install without any problems.  I saved a few test files to
> > check for on my next boot.
> > 
> > I did have one question.   On the grub menu the first two don't mention
> > persist.  Eventually it might be nice to have the default option be
> > persistent.
> > 
> I think that would be a bad idea - people at times use live cds to boot 
> to so they can fix boxes - better safe than sorry ohh you plugged in the 
> key to add data to it and then you booted and the phone rang and you 
> walked to the phone and came back and had a new system .....

Well, not a new system really :) The casper-rw partition on the USB
device holds any changes for 'persistent', so the hard drive is not
touched - and if people are using the device to fix a box, I would hope
they had a clue what was happening, or I would fear for the box ;) 

> opinion - everyone has one - on the other hand economists may have three

All of them correct to a maximum of one significant figure, plucked from
the sky, and dependent on the weather, colour of currently worn suit,
and the Invisible Hand? 


Apologies to any list members who are economists ;)

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