Full persistence


mkfs.ext4 -L persistence /dev/sdb1
mount -t ext4 /dev/sdb1 /mnt

Can't build 64bit live system from a 32bit system


You will get the following errors:

chroot: failed to run command `mount': Exec format error
chroot: failed to run command `/usr/bin/env': Exec format error

Solution: Use the same architecture.

Reference: * *

lb config doesn't run auto/config


Make sure you set auto/config to be executable. For instance:

chmod +x auto/config

Debian Live system passwords


By default, image created from has 1 user. The username/password is user/live. For the password of root user, you have to log in as user/live and then execute sudo passwd root to create the root password.

486 vs 686 pae(Physical Address Extension)

The i486 version should boot on all computers (486 and higher), but is limited to accessing less than 4 GB of RAM. The i686-pae version works on Intel/AMD 686 and higher computers and includes a Physical Address Extension to permit accessing more than 4 GB of RAM. This version also supports the use of multiple CPU cores.

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