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

Mark Lee mark at markelee.com
Thu Mar 13 09:58:16 EDT 2014


If you kind of just follow my message you'll understand how. It really goes
exactly like I said. I'll work on writing a script for generating one,
possibly have a rough draft sometime tomorrow.


On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 6:38 AM, Manolo Martínez
<manolo at austrohungaro.com>wrote:

> On 03/13/14 at 03:59am, Mark Lee wrote:
> > While I don't know of any specific instructions on the Arch wiki, you can
> > install Arch Linux onto a usb stick like a regular {H,S}DD. In my case, I
> > made three partitions. The first was an NTFS partition for using the usb
> > stick as a data transferring device; the second was a FAT32 boot
> partition
> > (for EFI and Syslinux booting); the third was a BTRFS root partition
> (with
> > transparent LZO compression enabled to reduce read/write). In addition, I
> > use a script to place certain directories (mostly $HOME directories in my
> > case) in a tmpfs partition (I just link them to /tmp) to decrease the
> > effect of USB writes on the system. My script syncs the tmpfs directores
> to
> > disk every 5 minutes. Since it's a full Arch Linux system, it upgrades
> and
> > evolves like any other Arch system.
> That sounds amazing, and I want one :) If you have a fuller blog post
> somewhere, or that script is available, I'm interested.
> Manolo

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