Talk:SoaS Blueberry Instructions

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With the soas-2-blueberry.iso, leave out the options for a separate persistent home:

  • download the script:[1]
  • Use this script in Terminal for soas-v2-Blueberry.iso: (/dev/sd(x)1 is your USB device) use partition manager to determine what it is.
   sudo ./ --overlay-size-mb 400  soas-2-blueberry.iso /dev/sd(x)1

Sample Install

# ./ --overlay-size-mb 400 --delete-home ./soas-2-blueberry.iso /dev/sd(x)1
Verifying image...
./ line 385: checkisomd5: command not found
Are you SURE you want to continue?
Press Enter to continue or ctrl-c to abort
Copying live image to USB stick
Updating boot config file
Initializing persistent overlay file
400+0 records in
400+0 records out
419430400 bytes (419 MB) copied, 48.6429 s, 8.6 MB/s
Installing boot loader
USB stick set up as live image!

Prebuilt 615MB.vmx file for VMPlayer

File: ReadMe: VMPlayer:[2]

  • Copy the uncompressed files to a 2 GB or larger USB/SD and run it from the KEY on any computer running VMPlayer
  • The older version of the script, shown below, will complete successfully, but the new installation startup process will have trouble finding the home folder and fail to complete.

Older versions of SOAS:

\Normally,the livecd-iso-to-disk installation has the advantage over the liveusb-creator installation method by allowing a persistent /home/liveuser folder with the --home-size-mb NNN option. This feature would allow you to update the OS image while keeping the user files (by running the script against your existing installation but leaving out the --home-size-mb NNN option).

  • Run it as root, making sure to pass the correct USB device and to set overlay and home size appropriately, depending on the stick size.
   sudo ./ --overlay-size-mb 300 --home-size-mb 160 --delete-home --unencrypted-home soas-strawberry.iso /dev/sd(x)1
  • The --delete-home option is used to avoid an error message while requesting both a new home (with --home-size-mb) and a persistent home (indirectly with --unencrypted-home). You wouldn't use the --delete-home option on an upgrade of the operation system only.

Depending on the size of your USB stick, you may have to decrease --overlay-size-mb and --home-size-mb values (for example, for a 1-GB stick, use 200 for each).

  • Watch out for errors in the output of the script, the script seems to ignore them! (and say all is fine on the last line).

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