View Full Version : I think I ran out of space on my persistent drive.
15th August 2009, 06:31 AM
I created the stick with exactly a gig as a persistent drive. I rebooted using the stick, I installed thunderbird and attempted lightning. I misspelled lightning so it didn't download. It popped up you need to update, so I started running the updates just left them back in the background, and opened a terminal retyped the command correctly so it would download lightning this time as well. Of course got the yum installer was busy message or whatever. So I went back to surfing and my system goes for a crash, had to do a hard reboot. Though on the term screen before it closed it said error writing to device or something. So anyways going back to the reboot its going through its thing and then on a black screen says buffer i/o error on device dm-0 logical block over and over with numbers for each block an error occurred. So this time I'm making the persistent drive larger 1803 mb to be exact. So did I actually fill the persistent drive. And will 1803mb be enough to hold thunder, lightning and OOo?
17th August 2009, 09:22 PM
Hi, live media has two purposes. 1 is to allow you to try out the Distro and the other is a convenient way of doing an install. In my experience trying to do a full update will usually corrupt your stick. If you want a portable up to date distro on a stick then get a larger stick and do a full install.
To answer your 2 questions in order, probably (or at least overwrote some of it), yes.
18th August 2009, 03:47 AM
Well it's working for what I need email, quick office editing, and internet. Though I am curious in case I want/need more and a full install would be necessary how big of a stick would I need.
1st February 2010, 04:27 AM
I have heard that full installs won't boot as consistently across different types of hardware (this might be a bootloader issue), and also that they may wear out your stick faster especially if it is an MLC Flash stick, as opposed to a SLC flash stick. Not sure, and it still might last for years and years though.
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