Actually I remembered a conversation I had with Scott Williams who
mentioned that we might try to setup OwnCloud and run the Jam spin off of
Fedora Cloud as a proof of concept for that as well. If we get a server
working I can bring that too.
On Thu Jan 29 2015 at 11:47:10 PM Be <be.0(a)gmx.com> wrote:
I've been working on a Fedora Remix for something like this but
specifically for DJing with Mixxx. I am making this with DJs and
potential DJs in mind, who may or may not be tech savvy or know how to
use GNU/Linux. I am keeping it under 700 MB to fit on CDs. It will be
easy to modify the Kickstart to add whatever music packages you want to
demonstrate for your project. A lot of the work has been writing a shell
script to automatically partition USB drives in such a way as to be able
to boot a live image in BIOS or EFI mode (because Macs' BIOS emulation
mode does not have a USB driver) as well as have a normal storage
partition that is writable from the live system, Windows, and OS X. I am
nearly ready to publish it. I just need to read through the manual and
check things over before I'm ready to publish it. Hopefully I can do
that this weekend or next week.
After a bunch of research, thinking, and testing, I have settled on the
following partition scheme:
35 MB EFI System Partition with GRUB and a grub.cfg
2 MB GRUB BIOS Partition
~700 MB live ISO image contents copied to vfat filesystem
100 MB ext4 unjournaled (to avoid wearing out flash drives) /home
rest of drive vfat storage partition, mounted at /home/liveuser/music by
a boot script
Plus a hybrid MBR with the vfat storage partition first in the MBR table
so Windows sees only that partition on drives with the removable bit set
(this should also make it visible to CDJs, but I have not tested that).
The hybrid MBR also has an extra GPT protective partition so OS X sees
it as an MBR disk. Without the extra GPT protective partition, OS X will
see it as a GPT drive. I don't know why, but it won't read any of the
partitions when it sees it as a GPT drive. That doesn't really matter
though for my purpose and it's probably better to hide all but the music
partition from Windows and OS X users who would be prompted by their OS
to format the other partitions that those OSs do not read.
On 01/29/2015 04:46 PM, Ian Malone wrote:
> On 29 January 2015 at 21:55, Brian Monroe <briancmonroe(a)gmail.com>
>> I am ParadoxGuitarist! I'm interested in going to LFNW, but I'll need
>> check with the wife before I can commit.
>> I really like your idea about the USB drives, here are some challenges
>> might pop up:
>> I haven't had a lot of luck with persistent storage option when
>> drives. SoaS I've heard works well, but I'm not sure how well it works
>> I also don't know if they decide to install from that USB if their music
>> will transfer with them.... Though, hopefully they're savvy enough to
>> how to find it on the disk and copy it over, but if not it could give
>> negative impression of Fedora or Linux.
> I don't think it will. I've used the overlay persistent storage, that
> has a problem that once you run out of overlay it tends to freeze (or
> did in the past). It's possible to create the image with home on an
> actual filesystem on the USB, can't remember if this shows up as a
> partition or is an image file, if a partition then it would be simple
> enough for someone to find and copy a project off the attached USB
> after an install.
>> Jack sample settings could also give a bad impression if they're not the
>> same either when they reboot.
> plughw could work here, but it's really the installed system setup
> that would need to be tweaked.
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