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[Discuss] linux on usb stick
- Subject: [Discuss] linux on usb stick
- From: adler at stephenadler.com (Stephen Adler)
- Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2014 17:14:48 -0500
Guys, I'm working on building a linux system running off a USB memory stick. In doing so, I'm using the various live CD fedora distributions to test how well this works. One bit which I've come across is that for some reason, the overlay partition or whatever the file system is which holds the read/writable root partition is limited to only 4 gigabytes, which makes doing updates to the OS rather frustrating. With the Fedora Live CD running gnome or the Feodra Live CD MATE desktop spin, after doing a 'yum update' I basically chew up all the space on /. I'm using the command line tool livecd-iso-to-disk tool. The help pages say that one can create an overly to allow for making changes to the OS once booted and that its limited to 4 gigabytes, but that's if your using a vfat parition. I'm assuming its using ext4 partition which shouldn't have that limit. Anyway, any help in getting around this restriction would be great. Thanks. Steve.