Support #550


Persistence is not activated

Added by Anonymous about 12 years ago. Updated about 12 years ago.

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Just installed Doudoulinux, English version.
My steps:
a) Download Doudoulinux ISO and img files.
b) Burn ISO to a new CD
c) Copy img to a new USB key
d) Boot from CD
e) Insert the USB key
f) From terminal: sudo doudou-installer
g) Copy the console info and paste to new text file. Save the file (install-log) in Tux folder.
i) Copy the file from TUX folder to the USB key
j) Restart from HD (CD and USB key out)
k) Using the file manager look for the persistent partition... is not there.
l) Look for the install-log in TUX folder... is not there!
l) Insert the USB key, copy the install-log from USB key to TUX folder
m) Send the files to you.




doudou-hwreport-20120427.gz (18.4 KB) doudou-hwreport-20120427.gz Anonymous, 04/27/2012 02:25 PM
Install-log (2.5 KB) Install-log Anonymous, 04/27/2012 02:25 PM

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Related to DoudouLinux CD - Bug #478: liveusb-write fails just after writing the imageReady for testJean-Michel Philippe11/30/201102/20/2012

Actions #1

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe about 12 years ago

It's very strange, you appear to be using Gondwana for both the system from which “doudou-installer” is running and the system to be installed. However the issue you're facing has only been met with the development version as far as I know. The disk partitions are not correctly reported after copying the system onto disk:

Disk /dev/hda: 77545 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors/track
Old situation:
Warning: The partition table looks like it was made
  for C/H/S=*/255/63 (instead of 77545/16/63).
For this listing I'll assume that geometry.
Units = cylinders of 8225280 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0

   Device Boot Start     End   #cyls    #blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *      0+     90      91-    730926   83  Linux
/dev/hda2          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
/dev/hda3          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
/dev/hda4          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
Warning: bad partition start (earliest 1451)

sfdisk: bad input

It seems there was also a problem just after the system is copied:

Can't open /dev/hda1: No such file or directory
Cannot initialize '::'
mlabel: Cannot initialize drive

In the end there is only the system partition on your disk, swap and persistence partitions are missing. However it does not seem that complicated to correct things:

1. use GParted LiveCD or equivalent and create the missing partitions, use the label “live-rw” for the persistence one (ext3)
2. still under GParted LiveCD, mount the first partition onto <mountpoint> and edit the file <mountpoint>/isolinux/live.cfg to remove the text “persistent-subtext=doudoulinux”
3. it should be OK to reboot

There is no bootloader to install because it is shipping in the USB image key and should have been copied with the system.

Good luck!

Actions #2

Updated by Anonymous about 12 years ago

Thanks Jean-Michel, persitence is now working. Creating manually the live-rw partition and editing the live.cfg made the trick. I have some other issues but I will detail them in the forum.

Oscar Rojas

Actions #3

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe about 12 years ago

Great news! Now waiting for feedback in the forum :).


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