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I created an installation of Ubuntu 11.10 using UNetBootin on a usb thumbdrive.

I've downloaded programs and installed them with apt-get so that they persist on the drive between boots.

What file stores these persisted files, if you were to look at it on a computer that had not been booted from the thumbdrive?

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I suppose you want to increase the peristance space? , why didn't you set it with Unetbootin?. –  Uri Herrera Dec 10 '11 at 22:20
    
No I don't want to increase the persistence space. I want to be able to backup the persistence file and use it again if anything goes wrong. –  leeand00 Dec 10 '11 at 22:20
    
Should I close this out or just answer my own question? –  leeand00 Dec 10 '11 at 22:55
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Have you found your solution? if so post it as the answer and later accept it. –  Uri Herrera Dec 10 '11 at 22:56
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Nope, that's the File system the Live enviroment uses. –  Uri Herrera Dec 11 '11 at 5:06
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Okay after a bit of googling to figure out what I was looking for exactly...

sudo mkdir /media/casper
sudo mount ./casper-rw /media/casper -o loop

And now I can mount it and get back at my files again.

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Good finding, +1. –  Uri Herrera Dec 11 '11 at 19:37
    
@UriHerrera Thank you. –  leeand00 Dec 12 '11 at 22:10
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