I installed the live-boot image using universal USB creator to an 8Gig USB
if I tell Universal USB to allow space to save files it degrades performance greatly because it has to unpack/repack I guess.
What I wanted to do is edit the USB partition from 8Gigs down to 1Gig and 7Gig, 1Gig would have the live boot image /root, 7Gigs would be made into the /home directory.
sda1 1gig containing live-boot environment as /root
sda2 7gig /home
I've booted into Mint and tried to edit the partition from 8Gig to 1 and 7 using gparted, but it gives an error Gnu Parted is unable to create a partition of that size "we're working on it!"
and I tried to mount the squshfs, using mount -o loop -t squashfs but it didn't work for some reason. I wanted to mount the filesystem so that I could edit the fstab to mount the second partition (if I ever manage to make it) as /home
this would allow good performance + saving of files
I have no ability to use a hard drive in my situation, this is why I must use USB. The computer doesn't support hard drives as it is damaged and I am too poor to buy a new computer. I know that flash are not meant to be written to many times, and I do not plan to. I only wish to set up an environment that is customized with saveable configurations.
Is there any way to do this without gparted? it doesn't seem to like shrinking volumes.