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I would like to know where does data stores when I use apt-get install in a live environment (2GB USB). Does this write data on the HDD?


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It writes it to the available RAM, thus when you restart your computer it will be gone... That is unless you are using a persistent USB Live Disc, Then it will put it on the flash drive, but at 2GB's you are going to fill it pretty quickly...

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Thanks. That is everything I would like to know right now. – martin Mar 19 '13 at 1:24
A 2 GB persistent area is usually quite sufficient for installing additional applications. – Eliah Kagan Mar 19 '13 at 12:18
Yeah but you need 780(?)mbs for Ubuntu itself.... so there goes half your storage. I am not saying you can't install some apps, I am just saying your going to run out of room pretty quickly. – TheXed Mar 19 '13 at 12:58

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