Labtix boot setting and persistence



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Labtix has two boot menus. Once the menu for legacy boot and the menu for UEFI boot. Whether you boot into the legacy or UEFI boot menu depends on the settings in the UEFI. On many devices, both options can be selected via the computer's boot menu.

Legacy boot menu from Labtix:
Set the desired options using the corresponding function keys (e.g. F2 for language or F4 for kernel boot options) and, if desired, set them up permanently with F8. A reset is possible at any time with F8 > Reset. Alternatively, you can also enter it directly in the “Boot Options” line. After the next reboot, the boot menu contains the menu entry "Custom..."

Labtix UEFI boot menu:
The UEFI boot menu contains the “Advanced Options” entry through which options can be set up and saved using submenus.

Persistence mode

In persistence mode, all your changes are saved, such as . Network connections, Firefox bookmarks, changes within the Labtix environment, etc. . Installing programs and saving files is also possible.

  • To do this, press F5 in the Labtix grub menu in legacy mode and select "persist_all",
  • then press F8 and select "save",
  • then you boot e.g. "antix-21 x64-base ...",
  • When asked for the rootfs persistence file, press "Enter" for the default size,
  • When asked for the homefs persistence file, press "Enter" for the default size,
  • If you are asked for the live USB swap file, select "n" for "no",
  • The question "Do you want to copy the files to the home persistence device?" answered with "y" for "yes",
  • The question "Please choose auto-save mode" answered with "2" for semi-automatic,

If you wanted to use changes via persistence, you should not boot toram and remove the stick, because then Labtix cannot save your changes when you shut down.
Using the ISO Snapshot and Live USB Maker tools in Labtix, a new bootable stick can be created that includes all changes. The Unetbootin we previously recommended for creating live USB sticks uses the fat32 file system, which limits the maximum persistence size to 4 GB. The Live USB Maker uses ext4 as the file system and therefore allows for greater persistence. If the Live USB stick was created with the dd program or the "dd" option of the Live USB Maker, it is not possible to permanently set up boot options and set up persistence. The corresponding options do not appear in the boot menus.l

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