Ticket #1785 (closed defect: incomplete)
SoaS v2 Blueberry doesn't save anything, revisited
|Reported by:||David Kergyl||Owned by:||tomeu|
|Component:||Sugar on a Stick (SoaS)||Version:||0.86.x|
|Severity:||Blocker||Keywords:||USB save Journal boot|
To begin with, let me say I love this product! But . . .
My Sugar on a Stick v2 Blueberry USB SoaS, created yesterday (3 March 2010), doesn't save anything from a previous session (after a normal shutdown and reboot). The reboot seems normal, with no errors. Both Activity changes (new downloads and erasures) and Journal entries from the previous session are gone.
I meticulously followed the USB SoaS creation instructions for Windows, including creating the maximum-size overlay (3.9 GB, as I recall).
I am using a 4GB PNY Optima Attache USB stick. I tried the stick on two machines. The first is a Dell Latitude D630 with 2x2.0GHz dual-core Intel CPU and 2GB RAM (booted from USB). The second is a legacy IBM Thinkpad 2675 Transnote (booted from helper CD). Neither saved any data to the stick.
On the IBM, I can see the USB drive (named FEDORA) on the menu, but it is reported to have 0MB Free. On the Dell, I don't even see the USB drive on the menu.
On the IBM, boot.log says "Unable to find persistent overlay; using temporary."
I plan to try flashing the drive again with a smaller overlay.