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On Tuesday, 2021-03-02 at 21:18 -0500, Felix Miata wrote:
Carlos E. R. composed on 2021-03-02 22:20 (UTC+0100):
Felix Miata wrote:
Carlos E. R. composed on 2021-03-02 13:28 (UTC+0100):
I know that, for instance, the XFCE self modifies on the first boot. It adds a writable partition.
Adds where? This is big news! I've never heard of a DE performing partitioning or formatting, much less doing so automatically.
Old stuff everybody knows ;-P
Obviously not everybody. Lots of people are not XFCE users.
It is not related at all to XFCE or to any desktop. It is more low level and runs earlier. I was attempting a pun at you but you didn't see it :-)
It is done on the XFCE image and not the others, because the XFCE image is not an installer, and its purpose is to be used as a live sytem for rescue usage, where writing things is very useful.
On the USB stick. Repurposes all the free space at the end of it, so that you can save files on the desktop, even install new rpms.
While a handy result, I don't like the idea of anything /automatically/ writing anything to a partition table.
As I said, it is a known feature of the rescue image when run on an usb stick. I don't know where it is documented.
- -- Cheers, Carlos E. R. (from openSUSE 15.2 x86_64 at Telcontar)