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I downloaded version 12.04 desktop then loaded on a USB so I can boot a Wyse thin client with no OS. I can boot the device with the USB key and everything looks fine but when I open the remmina remote desktop client and enter the ip and other setting I can't get them to save after a reboot. Same thing happens when I create a text document, I save it to a folder but after a reboot it's gone.

I am a newbie to this product and this may not be possible, please point me in the right direction of you can please. Thanks,

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A live Media does not save your settings , you need to install it on USB Drive see here – atenz Jul 25 '12 at 15:28
To save a text document or for that anything in ur home folder it must be possible, but I'm may not be sure about whatever changes u make to OS(in the filesystem) – Bhargav Jul 25 '12 at 16:02

Give this a try, I hope this helps.

Hit Super(Windows Button) type in the following

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Put in the USB Drive, Erase the disk, key in the location of the Ubuntu ISO Image

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This is something that u should try >> Stored In Reserved Extra Space, Increase it to a few Gigs, depending on how much space u have to spare.

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If u want to do this from Windows, make use an application called Universal USB Installer.

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Reserve some space to store ur files.

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