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    Flash Knoppix Optional Read-Only/Persistence Partition w/ Extra Read-Write Partition

    Hello! I'm new to these forums, but I'm not new to Knoppix. I post this idea here to show that I've done this and I'd like to get your ideas. I hope this idea is not against the rules.

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    I forgot to mention that I have a web page about how I done it. It can all be done within a 6.2.1 Live CD, and it can be verified under Flash. None of what I did was original, as all of it came completely the Live CD. What I did was not as simple as using the GUI, but it is not as complicated as doing it from scratch. The default methods of creating Flash Knoppix are very nice and convenient. It emulates CD security, without CD load times. The default bootup involves Knoppix mounting its own file system as read only by default. A simple boot option allows you to use persistence if you desire. This enables you to choose between the two. Alternating between the two will not affect it one bit.

    Here is the link: http://fraggina.tripod.com/
    It explains how I did it.

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    @lxdeone

    I read your link article, and am not clear on what you've done.

    Have you partitioned the flash drive into two or more partitions?
    If you haven't, I thought 6.2.1 took over all of its given partition for itself.

    If you would show what gparted, or some other partitioning program
    says of the flash, mounted by a _different_ linux,
    that would clear this up conclusively.

    I believe some people have trouble partitioning these devices, that's why
    I ask.
    Last edited by utu; 06-14-2010 at 03:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utu View Post
    @lxdeone

    I read your link article, and am not clear on what you've done.

    Have you partitioned the flash drive into two or more partitions?
    If you haven't, I thought 6.2.1 took over all of its given partition for itself.
    Actually, it's only a set files/folders almost exactly like the source disk, within the FAT32+ filesystems common to flash drives, plus whatever persistent store you create. There's a 4GB max file size, I think, with FAT32.
    If you would show what gparted, or some other partitioning program
    says of the flash, mounted by a _different_ linux,
    that would clear this up conclusively.

    I believe some people have trouble partitioning these devices, that's why
    I ask.
    You really don't have to partition it, in most cases, but Gparted does give you a good look at what's there.

    Cheers!
    Krishna
    p.s. (Edit) The persistent store can be disabled on any particular boot instance, by typing Ctrl-c for the password, if you use the AES-encrypted version.
    Last edited by krishna.murphy; 06-15-2010 at 05:45 AM.

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    Nice to hear from you, Krishna.

    lxdeone's title led me to believe he had actually partitioned a flash drive,
    that is made _two_ partitions on _one_ flash drive. I'm not confident that
    this won't give some problems. I was looking for some first-hand user
    encouragement. Have you actually done this yourself?

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    No - I just re-formatted it (to 1 partition, FAT32.) I've seen references to others doing multiples, though. I do believe you can't go too far wrong, because you can always re-format.

    Cheers!
    Krishna

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