hi. i have created a fc16 live usb stick used a 16gb usb flash drive as follows :
livecd-iso-to-disk --overlay-size-mb 1309 --home-size-mb 12288 Fedora-16-i686-Live-Desktop.iso /dev/sdc1
however, while the information in the home filesystem is persistent, nothing else is. eg.
contents of live user's home dir are retained after a reboot
amending the regional and clock settings are lost after a reboot
contents of root's home dir are lost after a reboot
contents of /var/cache/yum are lost after a reboot
any package updates are lost after a reboot
i know there is is a problem with previous releases due to a bug in dracut but as far as i can see the version included in fc16 does not have this bug.
is this a known problem, have i used the wrong command, or have i misunderstood how the overlay option works ? cheers.