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Soas stick that writes live USB's

this USB can make a new USB with liveusb-creator called from the terminal

How To Make Stick:

1-) In Gparted, (Partition Manager),format a Lexar Jumpdrive Firefly 4GB USB:

/dev/sd(*)1 fat 16 Fedora   1.86 Gib boot
/dev/sd(*)2 fat 16 My Files 1.86 Gib
(*) Be certain of your sticks device name ie: /dev/sdb,/dev/sdc....
In terminal enter "mount" and you will see a list including your device.

2-) In terminal, install the soasxxx.iso to the first partition:

./livecd-iso-to-disk  --format --reset-mbr --overlay-size-mb 800 soas-xxx.iso /dev/sd(*)1

This leaves an empty 2nd Partition on the USB labeled "My Files"

3-)remove and re-insert USB in PC (it will appear as 2 USB's on Desktop)

Paste a copy of soasxxx.iso from the PC into the 2nd Partition "My Files"

4-) Boot PC with USB stick.

5-)in root terminal:

yum install liveusb-creator

6-)to start program: in terminal:

liveusb-creator

In the Graphical Program the soasxxx.iso is found in the "My Files" partition. This partition is seen on the frame in sugar and can store files for the user .

Any other live.iso can be pasted into the 2nd "My Files" Partition which appears on a PC Desktop when it is inserted. (It has the capacity to hold up to 3)

With this USB, you only need 2 USB's 1-)This Boot USB and 2-)Target to make new live USB copies.


How To Sugarize liveusb-creator

DO this when running a live USB SOAS

  • Locations of activities in sugar versions:
soas-1-strawberry           /home/liveuser/Activites
soas-v2-Blueberry           /home/liveuser/Activities
soas-i386-Nightly composes: /usr/share/sugar/activities
soas-v3-Mirabelle:          /usr/share/sugar/activities
F12-EDU-spin:               /home/xxxx/Activities

IN Sugar Terminal enter:

 su -
 yum install liveusb-creator  15 pkgs  32M
 yum install wget                     711k
 yum install gedit                    5.7


Instructions:


copied from: http://www.catmoran.com/olpc/#sugxterm--------

"Sugarize an X terminal program (SOURCES: [1], [2],[3],[4] and CatMoran)

I know that this works for firefox, I can't vouch for any other program. I know that it does not work for mc. It also doesn't work for roto's current mplayer configuration, because only programs that use the same command every time (ie, no input file name, in this case) can be set up to run this way.

To setup (one time):

Start a Terminal activity. Enter the following commands. (They log you in as root, gets a copy of Albert Cahalan's compiled libsugarize file, and gets the script I created.)

su
wget http://www.catmoran.com/olpc/libsugarize.so
chmod 755 libsugarize.so
wget http://www.catmoran.com/olpc/sug
chmod 755 sug

Optional, if you want to use the icons I've already 'created':
wget http://www.catmoran.com/olpc/plain.svg
wget http://www.catmoran.com/olpc/ff.svg
wget http://www.catmoran.com/olpc/l.svg

>*the script "sug" needs to be edited to reflect the location of activities in different versions of SUGAR:

*Edit the line :"CREATEPATH"= at begining of script "sug"
(use gedit command in terminal)
/bin/sh
CREATEPATH=/home/xxxx/Activities/
ACTIVITYFILE=activity/activity/activity.info

>

To run:

Locate an icon you want to use/reuse. You can copy any .svg file located in /usr/share/activities/*.activity/activity/*.svg >(SEE NOTE AT TOP OF PAGE)<

Or you can use one of the icons I've created. (wget commands above.) plain.svg is a plain circle, ff.svg is a circle with FF (for firefox) inside, l.svg is a circle with L

inside. ff.svg and l.svg can easily be edited for any two or one character(s). Open the file in any text editor. Each letter is in plain text just before the </tspan> tags,

replace them and save the file.

Enter the following commands, to log in as root and execute the sug script. >(SEE NOTE AT TOP OF PAGE and edit script for your version of sugar)<

su ./sug

You'll be prompted for an activity name. Enter a short, descriptive name with no spaces or punctuation, such as BibleTime or Firefox.

You'll be prompted for an icon file to copy into the new task. You can enter the full path and filename of any .svg file. If the icon is in the same directory as the sug file, you can enter just the filename.

You'll be prompted for the command to start the program. This is the command you entered from Terminal to start the program, such as firefox.

You'll be prompted for an organization path, such as org.mozilla If you don't know what this is, just enter org.x

(If at any of the prompts you want to quit the script, just enter nothing at the prompt.)

The script will give you a success message. Reboot sugar to see the new task in the sugar taskbar."

Alternate Download Locations:

http://people.sugarlabs.org/Tgillard/sugarize/libsugarize.so
http://people.sugarlabs.org/Tgillard/sugarize/sug.txt(rename without .txt after download)
http://people.sugarlabs.org/Tgillard/sugarize/plain.svg
http://people.sugarlabs.org/Tgillard/sugarize/l.svg
http://people.sugarlabs.org/Tgillard/sugarize/ff.svg


References and Download Mirrors: http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Running_Linux_Applications_Under_Sugar

Strawberry USB with "Sugarized liveusb-creator"

strawberry USB and converted it to a compressed .img file Requires a 4GB or larger USB It has gedit, wget, liveusb-creator and anaconda installed on it.

  • su yum install gedit wget liveusb-creator anaconda

liveusb-creator is "sugarized" and shows up on the F3 screen of the booted sugar USB How To Sugarize liveusb-creator :http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Category_talk:Live_USB

You can download it here: http://people.sugarlabs.org/Tgillard/strawberry-liveusb-creator.img.tar.gz


Notes: Use this USB to boot soas-1-strawberry sugarized liveusb-creator can be accessed from sugar f3 ring (icon: circle with L inside) link: http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Category_talk:Live_USB soas-strawberry.iso link: http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/releases/soas-1-strawberry.iso Built in f12 liveusb-creator (from terminal liveusb-creator --reset-mbr) with full persistence file This USB does not have the capacity to download soas-1-strawberry.iso to itself you will fill up the USB. Use a 2nd USB with the strawberry.iso

note: Liveusb-creator does not see a CD here TO find the strawberry.iso on the 2nd USB stick: hit the CD button on liveusb-creator select root hit up arrow on top bar of window select /media/<you usb label>/strawberry.iso select

  • makes a USB with 0.84.2 sugar

How to install to a 4GB USB using liveinst(ANACONDA) from SoaS

CASE 1 Using a burned Soas Live CD

  • Using Preformatted 4 GB USB Target:

4GB USB pre-formatted using gparted outside of soas:

/boot	ext4 	196
/	ext4	3570
Step by Step Procedure

NOTE THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS PROCEDURE AS YOU CAN DESTROY YOUR COMPUTER'S HARD DRIVE

(NOT FOR NOVICES: FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE EXACTLY)

*Boot Soas USB:
*sugar-terminal:
 su
 liveinst
(Graphical Installer starts)
*next
*Basic Storage Devices
 "Please select the drives you'd like to install the operating system on, as well as any drives you'd like to automatically mount to your system, below::
 ( )	Hard Disk (netbook) /dev/sda  DO NOT SELECT
 (+)	Lexar JD Firefly (Target for Install)  SELECT THIS ONE  
  • next
 "finding storage devices"
 Host Name_______(localhost)
 *next
 Select City (time zone)
  • next
 Root Password
  ___________
 Confirm
  ___________
  • next
*Create Custom Layout
NOTE: /dev/sda is most likely your Hard Disk Do NOTHING with it
unless you want to install to Hard Disk and Delete ALL of it's Contents.
*Please Select a Device (look at label at top of page to choose correct USB)
labeled on top of screen:(Lexar JD Firefly)
  • next
^Hard Drives
  sdb                  (TargetUSB)
   sdb1      199     ext4  	     
   sdb2     3624     ext4
   
Editing instructions:
click on
*sdb1
*edit
 Mount Point:/boot
*OK
click on
*sdb2
*edit
 Mount Point/
* OK
  • next
*Write changes to disk
  creates filesystems...
*Boot loader operating system list
(x) "Install boot loader on /dev/sdb"
 Boot Loader operating system list
 (x) Fedora /dev/sdb2
  • next
(Installation Begins)
"Copying Live image to Hard Drive"
"Performing post-installation filesystem changes"
"Bootloader"
"Congratulations, your Fedora installation is complete
  • Close
(shut down installer Soas live CD)
remove Soas live CD

CASE 2 In a Booted Fedora-13-i686-Live-SoaS.iso, script written, 4GB USB

script

./livecd-iso-to-disk  --format --reset-mbr --overlay-size-mb 1200 /home/xxxx/Desktop/Fedora-13-i686-Live-SoaS.iso /dev/sdg*

ACER ASPIRE ONE AO532h V1.05 Laptop Hard Drive=/dev/sda

  • Using Preformatted 4 GB USB Target:

4GB USB pre-formatted using gparted outside of soas:

/boot	ext4 	196
/	ext4	3570
Step by Step Procedure

NOTE THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS PROCEDURE AS YOU CAN DESTROY YOUR COMPUTER'S HARD DRIVE

(NOT FOR NOVICES: FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE EXACTLY)

  • Boot Soas USB:
  • sugar-terminal:
su
liveinst

(Graphical Installer starts)

  • next
keyboard select
  • Basic Storage Devices
"Please select the drives you'd like to install the operating system on, as well as any drives you'd like to automatically mount to your system, below::
( )	Hard Disk (netbook) /dev/sda  DO NOT SELECT
(+)	Lexar JD Firefly (Live Soas USB Booted from)PRESELECTED
(+)	SanDisk Cruzer   (Target for Install)  SELECT THIS ONE
  • next
"finding storage devices"
Host Name_______
*next
Select City (time zone)
*next
Root Account
 ___________
 ___________
  • next
  • Create Custom Layout

NOTE: /dev/sda is most likely your Hard Disk Do NOTHING with it unless you want to install to Hard Disk and Delete ALL of it's Contents.

(select from Table by using arrows to move both USB's to the right)

  • next
sd(b) (boot USB) 	Lexar JD Firefly
sd(c) (TargetUSB)	SanDisk Cruzer
  • Please Select a Device (look at label at top of page to choose correct USB)

labeled on top of screen:(SandDisk Cruzer)

*sdc1
*edit
Label:/boot
*OK
*sdc2
*edit
Label:/
  • OK
  • next
  • Write changes to disk
  creates filesystems...
  • Boot loader operating system list

( ) "Install boot loader on /dev/sdb" [Change device] select this box

change selection to

"first sector of of boot partition" /dev/sdc1
"Bios Drive Order:"
(reverse order)
first  bios drive = sdc Sandisk
second bios drive = sdb Firefly

OK

  • info window:
  Boot loader on /dev/sdc1
  Default Device Fedora /dev/sdc2
  • next

(Installation Begins) "Copying Live image to Hard Drive" "Performing post-installation filesystem changes" "Bootloader" "Congratulations, your Fedora installation is complete

  • Close

(shut down installer Soas live CD) remove Soas live USB

USE new USB for the first time

Boot from your newly installed Target USB:

light brown SUGAR splash screen Plymouth animation circle

Firstboot
license
Create USER
 name___________
 password___________#
Date and Time
send profile (smolt)

Plymouth Blue gdm login screen login with your password# SUGAR starts....

From https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=460854

--- Comment #4 from Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com> 2009-02-04 09:15:40 EDT --- The problem is that the overlay fills up and that there is then nothing that can really be done. Fedora 10 adds the 'reset_overlay' option that you can pass on the kernel command line which helps to recover, but ultimately, we need something better than dm-snapshot to use for the overlay