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Re: Fedora Live USB seems to have expiry date



On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 01:53:08AM -0500, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> > It's a 9.99USD Microcenter USB flash drive, approximately a month
> > since purchase. I was expecting more utility out of it, in spite of
> > the limitations on the number of writes, considering the age of the
> > drive.
> > 
> > When it works it works, but then the spurious errors come about, and
> > the drive needs to be reimaged.
> 
> It sounds more like a problem where the overlay gets filled up.  I
> don't have any links handy, but I'm sure I've seen reports of that
> type of problem on one of the fedora lists.

Exactly what I was going to say.

I tend to use the newer Live USB with a separate persistent /home, and
I routinely rewrite the rest of the Live image by using
'livecd-creator' to create new images with all the updates
pre-installed.  That gives me the updates, and I can blow away the
other persistence without missing it too much as long as I keep any
personal defaults in my home directory.

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