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sno

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Installation on USB stick
« on: March 07, 2008, 03:27:53 pm »
I was hoping for some support in the FAQ or wiki regarding my question. But nothing there so I like the public to hear and hopefully shed light on my so straightforward question, 'how do I install linuxmce on a usb stick' ??

For this this time and age usb stick support should almost be mandatory but a nice workaround will do as well, hoping for a solution..

Cheers sno.

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Re: Installation on USB stick
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008, 04:42:57 pm »
I was hoping for some support in the FAQ or wiki regarding my question. But nothing there so I like the public to hear and hopefully shed light on my so straightforward question, 'how do I install linuxmce on a usb stick' ??

For this this time and age usb stick support should almost be mandatory but a nice workaround will do as well, hoping for a solution..

Cheers sno.


Let me see...

- Use a Motherboard/Bios that will boot from Flash drives

- Use the Kubuntu 0710 Live CD to install Kubuntu to the USB drive

- Then use the LinuxMCE 0710 CD installer to install LinuxMCE to the USB drive

- Thats it as far as i can see ;-)

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Re: Installation on USB stick
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008, 04:46:52 pm »
You're probably going to need a 32G stick though.
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Re: Installation on USB stick
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008, 08:37:04 pm »
You might want to move the /var/log to a tmpfs so your stick has a chance of lasting a while.  LMCE is very chatty in the logs...

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Re: Installation on USB stick
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2008, 05:51:22 pm »
Quote

Let me see...

- Use a Motherboard/Bios that will boot from Flash drives

- Use the Kubuntu 0710 Live CD to install Kubuntu to the USB drive

- Then use the LinuxMCE 0710 CD installer to install LinuxMCE to the USB drive

- Thats it as far as i can see ;-)

All the best

Andrew

Thx very mutch, i will try it in the next days or so.
At my disposal i have a 4gb usb stick, seems to me 32gb is bit overkill, so why that remark?
moving the logfiles to a tmpfs is a very good idea, its all about the changing the mountpoints in the fstab right? (never realy tryed it)

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Re: Installation on USB stick
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2008, 07:55:26 am »
I haven't tried it on a usb stick, but yes, adding it to fstab should be all that is required.  Something like:
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none                   /var/log        tmpfs   size=1000M,nr_inodes=1M 0 0
Adjust the size and nr_inodes for your system (these numbers were from my workstation, so are probably a little large).

HTH,
Roy