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LMDE USB Persistent Boot

Postby Skinnx86 on Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:33 pm

Dear LM Community,

Your Mission should you chose to accept it is to help me create an LMDE USB Persistent Boot Drive..... 8)

In all seriousness I have already created Ubuntu - and Ubuntu-base distros - persistently on a usb drive using casper-rw and separately with UNetBootIn, I have also managed to get SystemResuceCD ISO to boot from grub2 I currently have installed on a usb drive using this walk-through;
(http://www.pendrivelinux.com/boot-multi ... ing-linux/)
(For people reading this link, In the formating stage - at stage 8 - Instead of using the first cylinder I used the second as grub2 was not installing due to lack of space).

Now my challenge is to use the debian live helper to put LMDE on a usb pen drive (I'm currently playing with a 2Gb MicroSD in an adapter, but will eventually be using a USB HDD). I have managed to find this website - http://www.pendrivelinux.com/create-you ... tribution/ -but here is where I stumble. When I do sudo apt-get update it tells me
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W: Failed to fetch http://live.debian.net/debian/dists/squeeze/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found
. I have tried changing
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 deb http://live.debian.net/debian/ etch main
in sources.list to ....squeeze main, and to ....squeeze-snapshots main contrib non-free, but no to avail.

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deb http://live.debian.net/debian/ squeeze-snapshots main contrib non-free
gives me the following error message =
W: GPG error: http://live.debian.net squeeze-snapshots InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 6F95B4996CA7B5A6


If it helps anyone I am running LMDE 201012 (the day it came out, and updated via terminal since) on a Dell Insprion 6400. Just a thought, maybe I need to run it from LM 11 Main instead?

If this is solved or I find a solution, I intend to turn what knowledge I gain into a Tutorial, with credit due where appropriate of-course/open-source :D Sorry couldn't help myself.... :wink:

Thank you all in advance for your help.

Skinnx86
My partner banned me dual booting linux on her desktop due to it being too much hassle. Stuck LMDE in a VM, now she has no choice...;-)
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Re: LMDE USB Persistent Boot

Postby Skinnx86 on Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:48 am

Dear Community,

I can see your interest in this post has been continuous and is much appreciated. At the moment I am a little preoccupied with some life matters.
As I discover ways of doing things in Linux, I write little HowTo's within Evernote to share with work colleges. This is what I plan to use as a tutorial. Due to this, I will get it working then post my knowledge for others to use.

If anyone has any shortcuts or helpful hints or tips (maybe a website that has helped) please feel free to post them here for me and others to peruse.

Please bear with me on this :D

Skinnx86
My partner banned me dual booting linux on her desktop due to it being too much hassle. Stuck LMDE in a VM, now she has no choice...;-)
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Re: LMDE USB Persistent Boot

Postby Skinnx86 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:45 am

Hello Minters, I have not forgotten this post!! :)

I am still using LMDE as my distro of choice, as I need not download a DVD iso and reinstall a disk every time an upgrade rolls around.

I have always kept my eye out for ways of making LMDE persistent, and now I have an answer all this time later. it is called LiLi and is an alternative to unetbootin. LiLi http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/home is a great tool to make LInux LIve USB's, and it supports a great deal of distros more than when I first discovered it years go and dismissed it as it basically did exactly what unetbootin did. Now is the time to make LiLi your tool of choice people.

My interim solution was to install LMDE to a 60Gb laptop HDD I had spare, chuck it into a caddy and use that at boot. This has been great for me as allows me to have lots of free space and there was no need for me to fiddle around with persistence. I had an issue though in the form of bottlenecks which came from me using USB 2.0 and an old IDE HDD, and sometimes the front USB of a computer is only v1.0. This can be solved if you use the newer USB v3.0 coupled with a SATA HDD and use the ports at the back of a machine.

I hope this helps anybody coming across my post and I apologise profusely :oops: that it has taken me so long to find a solution, but here I am cleaning up my mess a little over one year later.

Skinnx86
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