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Re: Liveusb w/ persistent data

On Sun 31 Mar 2019 at 15:00:52 +0100, Paul Sutton wrote:

> On 31/03/2019 12:24, Brian wrote:
> > On Sun 31 Mar 2019 at 09:02:15 +0100, Paul Sutton wrote:
> >
> >> Not sure if this is the right solution.  However when booting and
> >> installing from a flash disk, I get the option to install to either hdd
> >> or flash disk (as this device is detected),  I also get the choose where
> >> to install the boot loader.
> >>
> >> The same applies if I have 2 or more physical hard disks in a system, it
> >> will give me the option as to where to install.
> >>
> >> Would plugging in a 2nd flash disk and then installing to that work,
> >> then tell the bootloader to install to that device.
> >>
> >> Comments welcome on this.
> > That would work. What to install to the flash drive would depend on the
> > thought Joe B has put into what goes on the drive. Terminal only? A DE?
> > An archive? Hardware compatibility and portability are considerations.
> >
> > "Liveusb w/ persistent data" doesn't appear to have the edge over this
> > method.
> >
> Hi
> Not sure if this is significant, just doing the EdX intro to Linux
> course (free route, so no certificate), it says the following regarding
> file systems
> Conventional disk filesystems: ext2, ext3, ext4, XFS, Btrfs, JFS, NTFS, etc.
> Flash storage filesystems: ubifs, JFFS2, YAFFS, etc.
> Would it need a different file system for Flash storage systems ? Or as
> this is being used as bootable system with persistence would you just
> stick with for example a conventional system despite being on a flash disk.

I do not know about "need". I just went with ext3 and set up things to
do as little writing to the drive (e.g. logs are in memory) as possible.
The stick isn't used very intensively but it has lasted five years up
to now.