Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Mint 17.2 64-bit Cinnamon LiveUSB.

Threaded View

  1. #1
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Columbia, Maryland USA
    Posts
    1,631

    Mint 17.2 64-bit Cinnamon LiveUSB.

    .
    A very attractive & responsive 'CD-size' LiveUSB using squashfs for the basic OS,
    and overlayfs to implement persistence. Kernel is 3.16, so overlayfs is a kernel
    module; overlayfs is built-into 3.18-and-later kernels. Takes about 51 seconds
    to go from start to browser-on-line, where Knoppix 7.4.2 takes about 30 seconds;
    Mint takes about 8 seconds to shut-down.

    Although 2 Gb was used for my initial persistence; only 350 Mb was needed to
    include my comfort programs and tweaks. My additions were ttf-mscorefonts,
    geany, b43-fwcutter & installer plus Synaptic reload. Although Ubiqity was
    'deleted', in principle, it's squashed representation is still present in my
    original basic OS read-only squash file.

    Since I store my isos on Win7, it's convenient to make my LiveUSBs there. On Win7,
    I had better results using Universal USB installer, UUI, than Unetbootin in making
    Mint LiveUSBs. For one thing, UUI preserved the Mint boot menu whereas Unetbootin
    provided its own somewhat clumsy replacement boot menu. UUI preparation time
    with 2 Gb persistence takes about 15 minutes; 1 Gb persistence would shorten
    that time somewhat.

    For all the attractiveness of the Cinnamon desktop, its OS main menu is slightly
    inferior to the Whisker menu one finds with an XFCE desktop. Its main menu lacks
    a 'favorites' category and I also found it to be much less easily re-configurable
    than XFCE's.

    The overlayfs/squashfs combination, in addition to implementing persistence,
    lends itself to providing a very interesting capability to 'merge' initial basic
    fixed OS squashfs with persistence data. 'Merging' squashed files is an interesting
    alternative to conventional 'remastering'. See for example:
    http://davstott.me.uk/index.php/2013...stent-storage/

    Mint 17.2 may be a very useful platform to examine implementations of different
    adaptations of overlayfs capabilities to the Linux LiveUSB in anticipation of
    overlayfs' inclusion in the linux kernel.
    Attached Images Attached Images

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Kingston HyperX FURY DDR3 8GB 16GB 32G 1600 1866 1333 Desktop Memory RAM DIMM picture

Kingston HyperX FURY DDR3 8GB 16GB 32G 1600 1866 1333 Desktop Memory RAM DIMM

$38.95



A-Tech 8GB DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 Laptop SODIMM 204-Pin Memory RAM PC3L DDR3L 1x 8G picture

A-Tech 8GB DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 Laptop SODIMM 204-Pin Memory RAM PC3L DDR3L 1x 8G

$13.99



Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 32GB (2 x 16GB) PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Memory picture

Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 32GB (2 x 16GB) PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Memory

$50.99



HyperX FURY DDR3 8GB 16GB 32GB 1600 MHz PC3-12800 Desktop RAM Memory DIMM 240pin picture

HyperX FURY DDR3 8GB 16GB 32GB 1600 MHz PC3-12800 Desktop RAM Memory DIMM 240pin

$15.90



HyperX FURY DDR4 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB 3200 2400 2666 Desktop RAM Memory DIMM 288pin picture

HyperX FURY DDR4 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB 3200 2400 2666 Desktop RAM Memory DIMM 288pin

$8.99



Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel picture

Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel

$33.99



Crucial DDR3L 16GB 1600 2x 8GB PC3-12800 Laptop SODIMM Memory RAM PC3 16G DDR3 picture

Crucial DDR3L 16GB 1600 2x 8GB PC3-12800 Laptop SODIMM Memory RAM PC3 16G DDR3

$22.45



Crucial 16GB (2x 8GB) Kit DDR3L 1600MHz PC3-12800 UDIMM Desktop 240-Pin CL11 RAM picture

Crucial 16GB (2x 8GB) Kit DDR3L 1600MHz PC3-12800 UDIMM Desktop 240-Pin CL11 RAM

$22.85



HyperX FURY DDR4 16GB 32GB 64GB 2666MHz 3200MHZ Desktop RAM Memory DIMM 288pins picture

HyperX FURY DDR4 16GB 32GB 64GB 2666MHz 3200MHZ Desktop RAM Memory DIMM 288pins

$124.20



Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 32GB (2 x 16GB) PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) picture

Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 32GB (2 x 16GB) PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)

$48.99