[Grml] Persistence not working

Josh Lawrence josh at joshlawrence.me
Thu Mar 14 22:57:18 CET 2013

Hello all,

I cannot get persistency to work with grml 2013.02.  I'm creating a
live USB stick using grml2usb installed on my Debian Wheezy machine.
Per the wiki, I create a 700 MB fat16 partition for grml and give the
remaining space as an ext3 partition labeled "persistence".  On the
persistence partition is persistence.conf setup per the wiki.  I
execute grml2usb either with --bootoptions="persistence" or by
choosing persistence from the menu at boot (same result).  When
booting, here's what I see on the screen:

    mount:  mounting /dev/sda on /root/lib/live/mount/persistence/sda
failed:  No such device
    [...snip...scans sdb sdc]

later I get:

    mounting /live/medium on /root/lib/live/mount/medium failed:
Invalid argument

and later:

    Mount point '/root/lib/live/mount/persistence/sdb1' does not
exist.  Skipping mount ...

Am I doing something wrong somewhere in this process?  If not, is
there a work-around that I can use?

Thank you!


Josh Lawrence

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