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LiveUSB media

Tazusb - Live USB Tool

Tazusb is a tool that can create bootable usb media with a few simple commands. It can also compress and backup the entire current filesystem to the media, thus preserving all modifications for future use. Type tazusb usage for a full list of commands or read the TazUSB manual.

Generate your own LiveUSB media

To generate your own LiveUSB media, first you need to login as root with su and locate your usb storage device using the command:

# fdisk -l     # normally /dev/sdb1 

Then format and label your device (Warning: this will erase all data, make sure you specify the right device):

 # tazusb format /dev/sdb1 

And finally generate LiveUSB media device:

 # tazusb gen-liveusb /dev/sdb1 

And that's all you need to do, you can now boot SliTaz from usb media (providing your computer bios supports this method).

Maintaining system settings

When you finish your LiveUSB session, make sure you maintain your installed packages, system settings, etc, by backing up the entire current filesystem with:

 # tazusb writefs gzip 


 # tazusb writefs lzma 

This effectively compresses and writes everything to 'rootfs.gz' to be loaded the next time you boot.

If anything should go wrong when writing your filesystem, you can simply rollback to your previous filesystem by typing 'previous' at the 'boot:' prompt. Older backups are named 'rootfs.gz.unixtimestamp' and can be safely deleted from the /home folder to save disk space using tazusb clean.

Tazusb Manual

The official Tazusb manual can be found in the SliTaz Web site documentation; this contains a lot more useful information. The manual is also available through the documentation menu on the LiveCD.

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