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Jester's USB sever project - help and guide?
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jester
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:51 am    Post subject: Jester's USB sever project - help and guide? Reply with quote

Hi, I know a little about windows and even less about linux :lol:

My basic setup I am planning is to have my server boot from and use USB for the OS and have the hard drives in the computer just for the data.

Some advice/help I will need later - Like to Raid the drives but I thought I would post about the journey that it might help others cause I am going to need help myself.


First off where I am up to and then my current problem I have at the moment.

Usb is booting using the advice in the FAQ and out of the box Windows on another computer is connecting to the sever. :D I also added the KDE module to sms.

I added and partition my two hard drive in the server computer to ext3 using a 3rd party partitioning tool.

I had trouble getting sms to mount/see the drives. After some searching I found I had the same error as in this thread.

Cannot obtain lock on /media/.hal-mtab
http://sms.it-ccs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=142&highlight=mount

Fix was to create a /media folder.
This was on SMS version 1.5.2


My current problem is I can not save changes to the USB /media folder disappears on a reboot.

I tried advice from this thread to fix the problem
http://sms.it-ccs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=42&highlight=save+dat

but still not getting it to save.

On the thread we get a comment at the end.
http://sms.it-ccs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=195&highlight=save+dat

ok i found the solution for the save.dat file to get that working
before changes=/sms/save.dat you have to put usbprobe
now im able to make changes to the livecd


With my little knowledge I am not sure what to do next. Don't know anything about usbprobe or how to add it.

Could somebody please post a way changes can be save to USB.
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gerasimos_h
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can alternative save changes to one of you ext3 partition, or move save.dat to your ext3 partitions, and use
changes=/dev/yourext3partition
or
changes=/dev/yourext3partition/save.dat which will be cleaner,
that will work 100%.

I'll do some testing to USB installation to see what's wrong,and let you know.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I make an installation of SMS.Live.CD-1.5.2 to USB, and I can confirm it's working.
What I did.
1. extract /boot & /sms folders to USB root.
2. run /boot/bootinst.bat
3. unzip slaxsave.dat ( any of your choice 128M 512M 1024M) to sms folder in USB.
4. edit /boot/sms.cfg and alter run sms to
Code:
APPEND vga=791 initrd=/boot/initrd.gz changes=/sms/slaxsave.dat ramdisk_size=8888 root=/dev/ram0 rw

5. boot from your USB and changes are working.

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jester
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much - it woked :D :D :D :D
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