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Re: [trinity-users] Slax is Now Debian [WAS]Re: [trinity-users] my FrankenDebian

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 22:56:56 -0700

On Saturday 17 March 2018 22:14:27 Glen Cunningham wrote:
> On Sunday 18 March 2018 11:50:11 William Morder wrote:
> > On Saturday 17 March 2018 00:27:16 Glen Cunningham wrote:
> <snip>
> > Okay, so do you mean that you are actually installing your system to
> > a USB stick, or that you are copying the iso image to it, and using
> > it to boot like a live CD or DVD?
>    Not exactly,  you follow the Slax instructions
> <>
>   IIRC.  In Linux, just dd the .iso to appropriate writable media (I
> used a Sandisk USB 3.0 "thumb" drive. Then follow the instructions in
> the readme.txt file to make it bootable.
> <more snippage>
> > When I boot up, I never see "Persistent Changes" in my menu choices
> > (although I've heard about it). I can do a little research and see
> > what I discover. Once I sort out my desktop, I can try installing
> > Slax a USB, then see if I can figure out how "Persistent Changes"
> > works.
>    "Persistent Changes" has been broken by the builder of the "Slax with
> Trinity" image.   However, I'm still looking to see if I can restore
> this, for me, essential feature.  A post in the origin thread that
> announced the "Slax with Trinity" asking for this got no response. :-(
> Glen
Yeah, you're talking about making a live USB with the image instead of a live 
CD, then booting from that. (Maybe I misunderstand you, but you did say to dd 
the iso to a USB, right?) I do know how to copy the iso to a flash drive and 
make it bootable. Useful, but I don't do it much. 

That's not what I am doing. I am installing my complete operating system, and 
all packages that I use, to a flash drive, then my flash drive itself becomes 
a kind of portable computer. I partition it like the hard drive on my 
computer, with /, swap, and /home partitions. 

Then I just use the hardware of another computer to boot, but my flash drive 
is itself a clone of the running system on both my desktop and my laptop. 

That way, wherever I go, I can have my running system, with all my settings, 
preferred packages, etc. 


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