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by BitJam
Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: LiveUSB warning
Replies: 53
Views: 11768

Once more unto the breach

I've made two changes. First, I changed the cheat code from home_uuid to homefs . You can now specify a device by uuid, by label, or by /dev name: homefs=uuid=08ab95fe homefs=label=antiX-Home homefs=/dev/sdc2 You can also specify a filename but that is useless until I make the boot partition read-wr...
by BitJam
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: LiveUSB warning
Replies: 53
Views: 11768

I agree with what you said. Sounds good. Please do not feel any pressure from me. I understand that this is a small sliver of a big project.
by BitJam
Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: LiveUSB warning
Replies: 53
Views: 11768

So no need to copy from /etc/skel the system will do that already. Below is the changes I made to my original script. I agree your script will work. I was trying to do something different where I mount the persistent drive at /home. This will make the existing ramdisk /home/demo directory inaccessi...
by BitJam
Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: LiveUSB warning
Replies: 53
Views: 11768

Once More, with Feeling

My use of "find" was braindead, but even if were fixed (with -maxdepth), copying from /etc/skel will never work because antiX (but AFAIK, not Mepis) via the /etc/rcS.d/S27mepis-init.sh script, adds extra files to /home/demo in addition to those in /etc/skel. This new patch mounts the persistent part...
by BitJam
Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: LiveUSB warning
Replies: 53
Views: 11768

Two Major Bug fixes 1) The ramdisk was being unmounted even when no HOME_UUID was given. This was very bad. Fixed the conditional. 2) Filling /home/demo with a cp -a /etc/skel (when /home/demo didn't exist) was broken because /etc/skel is a symlink. Replaced with find command loop (since simply usi...
by BitJam
Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: LiveUSB warning
Replies: 53
Views: 11768

No not a good ideal, I 'll pass on that, I want to choose when to save or not to save. if a user screws up their home and can't login you have just forced them to back up this corruption zero point in that. Good point. I had forgotten about Murpy's Law. I've changed the linuxrc patch so it creates ...
by BitJam
Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: LiveUSB warning
Replies: 53
Views: 11768

Is there any way for the changes you have made to carry over to an install? If you run as the root user and install Shame's compiz and some great looking themes on the USB, does the new user on the install get those? I guess that stuff is coming out of /usr/share on the LiveUSB. The only changes th...
by BitJam
Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: LiveUSB warning
Replies: 53
Views: 11768

Is the patch for the original linuxrc file that comes with MEPIS/antiX or a modified one? The patch is against the original antiX linuxrc file. Also, I think it might be better if I replaced copying a file with a "HERE" document inside of linuxrc. That way the only thing the user (installer) has to...
by BitJam
Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: LiveUSB warning
Replies: 53
Views: 11768

Persistent Home Directory on USB Stick Using the techniques that vampirefo gave above, I created a persistent home directory partition that lives on the USB stick so you can carry it around with you. The partition is mounted directly so you never have to worry about copying your changes before you ...
by BitJam
Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: LiveUSB warning
Replies: 53
Views: 11768

I had to change another file, Warren had hidden a file on me in /etc/default the file is called distro. I 've confirmed that changing FLL_IMAGE_DIR and FLL_IMAGE_FILE in both linuxrc and /etc/default/distro suffices to change the location of the SquashFS file. So now I have two easy ways to multibo...

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