What was that Run /mnt/media not allowing me to see sda2?
I don't understand what you mean by "Run /mnt/media". Your sda2 device will be mounted at /live/mount-dev.
Did Anti or you forgot that I should look at live boot-dev instead?
I still don't understand but I bet that looking at /live/boot-dev instead of under /mnt or /media is the right answer.
I did not even know such directories could exist. I had not happen to meet those terms before.
We made up those names ourselves and this is the first release that uses them so it is no surprise that you have not seen them before.
Okay about the root thing. Yes I know that most Linux Devs don't want us to be root. Future will tell how I decide on it.
As you have been told before, it is much less secure and it is easy to break things accidentally. I think/hope that once you get things set up, you won't need to be root as much.
Now a questions you don't have to answer. All the other derivates or forks or pure Debian OS existing can they learn from you how to do this then as long as you get recognitions with your name in the code?
They are welcome to learn from what we did and they don't have to credit us (but it would be nice). The software is GPL-2 so they are welcome to use that and modify it as long as the modification are also released under the GPL-2.
I would be very happy if other distros wanted to use what we have made. That was part of why I created such detailed documentation. Right now it works for both antiX and Mepis. I doubt it would work on other distros without at least some minor changes. I'd love to make it general purpose so it could work on a wide range of distributions. Some init scripts and programs are needed to make use of all the features but I think what we have would be very useful to others even if those features aren't used. We *want* other people to use it.
As I remember you told me the file that makes it possible to save on NTFS is rather small even if making it where rather difficult which explains nobody has done it before on Mepis varieties???
Most of the changes are in the linuxrc script. We rewrote it a couple of times in order to make use of the features in modern kernels and to make use of features in an updated version of busybox. Working on the original linuxrc script was very difficult. I think working on the new version is much more straightfoward. Also, there is a lot more debugging and reporting built in. Take a look at the /var/log/antiX/linuxrc.log file or try booting with verb=8
or even verb=9
Knopper has done it for Knoppix but that is not 100% Debian maybe?
Yes he did. In fact we used a few lines of his GPL-2 code for the ntfs stuff. All of this happens so early in the boot process that Debian compatiblity is not an issue. Well, actually there are a few tricks that are needed in order for Debian installs and updates to work smoothly on the Live system. But those tricks are not Debian specific. All they do is make the Live system look more like an installed system.
So congratulations to having accomplish this. I've been waiting sine AntiX 8.5 for to be able to do this. So happy you made it possible.
Thank you. I think I started working on this stuff back in antiX-8.0 or so. Of course anticapitalista played a big part. Even though I did most of the coding, very little of this would have happened without him. In addition to his many other talents he is very skilled at herding cats. And by "cats" I mean programmers. In fact, he was the one who pushed for adding the ability to have persistence and remastering on ntfs partitions. IMO it is almost like asking for the ability to build a house on quicksand. OTOH, it is probably as safe as logging into the GUI as root. Edit:
Do you always get those modprobe error messages (like the two in the picture you posted)? Do they always appear in the same place?