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18th May 2010, 07:39 AM
Can I install fedora on a 16GB flash SD card?
I want to run oracle database. Would I have to reinstall oracle and repopulate the database each time?
18th May 2010, 07:43 AM
Kinda spit balling here, but unetbootin should be able to install a live cd to a flash sd. From there its just a matter of setting up some storage and customizing to suit.
Until someone a little more familiar with LiveFlash (I've only used live usb a couple times for installing on some "eccentric" hardware) shows up to prove me wrong, I'll offer a tentative " Certainly."
As for the database, as long as it was living inside the persistent storage, there's no reason you should have to repopulate it. Its not that different than a computer using a SSD.
18th May 2010, 07:39 PM
So what would that look like? I boot from a SD card. Install the database. Populate it. And the next time I boot everything is going to be there?
That would be great. After reading http://www.pendriveapps.com/ I got the impresion that only certain apps that had been converted could be installed permanently.
But would not the get-apt or the rpm need to make changes to the installation when it installs the database?
18th May 2010, 07:43 PM
Pendrive apps are programs, typically for windows, that have been modified in a way to run completely from removable storage without leaving junk on the underlying system. Installing Fedora, or any OS, to removable storage allows you to boot into that OS and use any persistent storage as a local hard disk. Think about it as packing a computer into a flash drive or a flash sd and carrying it around with you. Anything installed through yum or rpm would remain on the flash OS just like it would on an OS running from a hard disk.
What is it you're trying to accomplish exactly, it sounds like a LiveOS may be a bit of overkill for what you need.
20th May 2010, 06:52 AM
The wiki you link to is, at the least, out of date and offers no real guidance on pulling this feat off. The second link, the thread, essentially reiterates what I already said, unetbootin is your friend. I can also think of a good way to pull it off using syslinux and custom kernel.
Thank you, then, for your links and snarky comment.
21st May 2010, 09:17 PM
If you have access to a Windows box you can try this:
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