Installation to USB

Comments

5 comments

  • Peter Smulders

     

    I believe the bug is either in

    /opt/neverware/cgpt_reader_guy.py:main

    for not honoring the command line argument destination or

    /opt/neverware/disk_util:choose_destination_device_path

    for not even considering it.

    Now, this machine has a HDD in it. According to choose_destination_device_path, it is trying to determine the optimal target and defaulting to /dev/sda is it can't. In this machine, /dev/sda is indeed the optimum target, but it is NOT what I specified!

    Any developers care to pitch in?

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Peter Smulders

    To reiterate the point: I took out the HDD from this machine and the installation proceeded without problems, suggesting that the mere presence of a HDD is enough to throw off the installation procedure.

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Aimee Schulhoff

    There is currently no advantage install to a USB since OTA updates are disabled for theses devices. Expand the user partition on an installer USB is easier & accomplishes the same thing...a system that can't be updated.

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Phil Reilly

    OTA updates on a USB installation would really be great!

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Peter Smulders

    "since OTA updates are disabled for [USB] devices.'

    I wasn't aware of that. Does anyone know if that is switcheable? USB devices are dreadfully slow compared to even spinning metal disks, but the advantage I see is being able to revive a laptop with a busted hard drive for a little over €10 instead of €30 or more for a new hard drive. Also, keeping a USB stick with me on the go means I can boot from it on many different devices and have a portable working environment wherever I go, with accounts set up and caches primed.

    I suppose I can sort of do the same with the installer, but afaik that runs of a compressed volume and is even slower.

    Addendum: I just looked up HDD prices and they have come down so far that I think I might be optimising for the wrong thing. Oh, well. Interesting exercise nevertheless.

    0
    Comment actions Permalink

Please sign in to leave a comment.