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

Mark Lee mark at markelee.com
Thu Mar 13 10:01:27 EDT 2014


Remember that fat32 has a 4GB file size limitation (it doesn't effect Mauro
Santos, cause his partition is 4GB). In addition I suggest using fat32 for
/boot since it can also work on UEFI systems (minimum partition size is
100mb). I also use luks+btrfs (I use dmcrypt).


On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 9:58 AM, Mauro Santos <registo.mailling at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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