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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:32 pm    Post subject: Easiest way to get persistence on the install media? Reply with quote

Hi all, I have used the Rufus software to write the install-amd64-minimal image to a 16gb USB stick. Before starting, I've enabled a Rufus option to create a 1gb partition for persistence. I assumed it would work automatically, but it didn't save anything after my first boot.

Then I tried the instructions found at Gentoo wiki for creating a persistent ext2 partition for the LiveDVD (although my image is the minimal), and it didn't work as well.

Is it possible to get persistence for the minimal image, or I'm better going with the DVD?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cleverson,

The DVD is a bit out of date

What is it you want to persist and why?
For complex setups I usually write a bash script in /mnt/gentoo after root is mounted there, then run it after the
Code:
mount ... /mnt/gentoo
on the way back in to fix it.
All the commands you need for the script are in your .bash_history
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I'd like to change some general settings and install software. More specifically, I make use of speech synthesis targeted at blind and visually empaired people (see for example the "speakup.synth" kernel boot option), and I want to change some of its defaults.

In addition, I want the system to come up with the br-abnt2 Brazilian keymap loaded.

Thanks for answering.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cleverson,

A few things.

The persistence you want is at two levels. The filesystem level and the kernel command line level.
The kernel command line level is not covered by the usual persistence techniques.

I've been talking with WilliamH who has this to offer.
The liveCD should beep when it gets to the boot prompt.
You enter
Code:
gentoo speakup.synth=soft
at the beep to get speech synthesis.

Secondly, the liveCD is only a toolkit to accomplish your install. None of its code goes into your install.
That comes from the stage3 file you download later.

Taking that into account, https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/TalkingArch may be a useful starting point for a Gentoo install.

Lastly, if you use IRC, #gentoo-accessibility on freenode may be useful.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much for this. Just FYI, the minimal live image does not beep. Perhaps the live DVD image does?

In any case, I'll check Talking Arch.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cleverson,

I'll ask the release engineering team about the beep.
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