You are using a non linux format drive, ie it is fat and not ext2.
If you follow this guide which you can modify sizes and partitions you include to your requirements, you will be fine.
I have figure out how to install bt2 to an USB-Stick (Kingston DataTraveler 2.0, 2 Gb). And its up and running! What I want next is that my changes get stored on my USB-Stick.
I am working on it from begin of the day (here it is now 10.55 PM) and I found some interesting topics: h||p://forums.remote-exploit.org/showthread.php?t=7844&highlight=save+shamanvirtuel
I have pick this line of it:
And change it to my situation:Code:append changes=/dev/sda3
(if I use sdb1 only, with no _removable I get an error and must press Ctrl+Alt+Del)Code:append changes=/dev/sdb1_removable
What it does:
- It writes nicely 2 folders to my USB-Stick root: folder 'changes' and folder 'images'.
- It does *NOT* save my changes, I test it with an empty txt file on my desktop.
Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks for your reply, but the topic you mentioned is the link that I have post in my startpost.
And yes you are right, it is FAT32. What should I do now?
Should I format it as ext2, and then unpack the iso in Linux? I have followed your tutorial in the first place, but I was not able to use QTparted, it freezes when I add some partition...
I hope you know what to do now, meanwhile I rumble further on ... :-)
The reason qtparted is freezing is because you are trying to work on a mounted drive, you need to umount it before you can work on it.
Thanks for the reply, you are right. What I have done now:
- Download LiveCD of gParted
- Boot with it
- Create the following partitions: (thnx to balding_parrot)
- I have now an 1 Gb FAT32, and have installed BT2 on it, with the BT2 4 WIN installer.
- I have now an 1 Gb ext2 partition formatted with it.
- I type this now with the BT2 installation
- I have set the following again in the syslinux.cfg:
But does not work again. What do I have to configure now?Code:append changes=/dev/sdb2_removable
I am working with bt2 for 2 full days now :-)
Thanks for your help balding_parrot, it is working now. I had to remove '_removable' in the code, and now its working.
PS: for everyone that have problems with saving to USB: Check and double-check that you have an ext2 partition on your USB-Stick/Harddrive/USB-Drive, Linux would not save changes to Microsoft filesystems. (Such as FAT, FAT32 and NTFS).
I have the same issue like yours, also the 2 gb traveler.
1 gb = fat32
1 gb = ext2
1- BT2 4 WIN installer installed, I can boot now.
2- inserted changes=/dev/sdb2 , in syslinux.cfg when I now boot I get an error during boot and it stops.
should I do bootinst.bat like parrot said.
Could you explain the exact steps in order that you have done..
What I think the problem is with your bootable USB-Stick installation, is that you have defined a wrong harddisk-name. (Eg. it should be changes/dev/sdb3 or something).
You don't have to install the whole installation again, just start Windows, and look in your FAT32 partition and change the .cfg again.
If you want to see which name your harddisk has, start up with a bootable BT2 CD, and look in the 'explorer' at /mnt. (remember, don't put '_removable' after the hdname in the .cfg, as the the 'explorer' shows to you.
Could you copy past your .cfg , so I can see what is yours exactly.
in explorer i see : system:/media/sdb2
bt ~ # mount
tmpfs on / type tmpfs (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw,devgid=10,devmode=0666)
/dev/sda1 on /mnt/sda1 type vfat (rw,noatime)
/dev/sda2 on /mnt/sda2 type ntfs (ro,noatime)
/dev/sda3 on /mnt/sda3 type ntfs (ro,noatime)
/dev/sda5 on /mnt/sda5 type ext2 (rw,noatime)
/dev/sda7 on /mnt/sda7 type reiserfs (rw,noatime)
/dev/sdb2 on /mnt/sdb2_removable type ext2 (rw)
/dev/sdb1 on /mnt/sdb1_removable type vfat (rw)
bt ~ #
append changes=/dev/sdb2 vga=0x317 max_loop=255 initrd=/boot/initrd.gz init=linuxrc load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=4444 root=/dev/ram0 rw
append vga=769 max_loop=255 initrd=/boot/initrd.gz init=linuxrc load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=4444 root=/dev/ram0 rw
I get this error:
setup directory for changes
starting usb support
setup union directory (using aufs)
mkdir: cannot create direcoty 'memory/changes' : input /output error
fatal error occured - a read-only filesystem is not supported
something went wrong and we can't continue. This should never happen
pleas reboot your computer using crtl+alt+delete ....
When I remove append changes=/dev/sdb2 then I can but via the stick.
is there some one who can give ,me the tip , why it is not working?