[arch-general] creating an archlinux usb key with persistence

Mauro Santos registo.mailling at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 09:58:01 EDT 2014

On 13-03-2014 12:04, Øyvind Heggstad wrote:
>> Any info would be appreciated.
>> BTW: I am planning on using a 64gb usb key for this endeavor.
> Just create a extra partition on the usb stick and format it as f2fs or
> whatever. There you go, persistent storage.

I would say go with btrfs in that case. I've tried f2fs for a while and
in my opinion it still needs to mature a bit more, right now I'm giving
btrfs a go and so far I'm happy.

My setup right now is this:

32GB usb3 drive
|-sda1 (4G) - fat32
|-sda1 (256M) - ext4 /boot
|-sda2 (rest of drive) - luks - btrfs - subvolumes for root and home

Mauro Santos

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