Persistence is the space on your USB key the will be used to store information, so that that information is still there after a reboot. This tag MEANS THE SAME as persistent.

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With an Ubuntu live USB, does the flash stick get written to?

If I am running Ubuntu or one of its offshoots "live" from a USB flash stick, does the stick get written to, or are there only read operations? How about if persistence is disabled?
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If I un(install) packages on a LiveUsb with persistence, will it affect install?

I use a LiveUSB with 14.04 on various machines, I have tweaked it a bit, uninstalled Firefox, installed Chrome, etc, etc. However I was wondering, should I convince some friends to install Ubuntu, ...
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Will (un)installing packages on a liveUSB (Try Ubuntu) affect the installation?

I use a live USB with Ubuntu 14.04 and persistence to boot various computers, but I was wondering if installing Chrome, removing Firefox, etc. will affect the install to HDD should I use it.
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How do I run LiveUSB with Persistence so it loads everything into RAM and runs from that?

Noob here. I am looking for a way to use the 6 gigs of RAM in my system. I am primarily using a live USB environment with persistence enabled. I was wondering if there is a way to have the OS loaded ...
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How to save changes made in a live session to Hard Disk?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and I am running live image as making an entry in grub as per the tutorial: http://www.tecmint.com/run-linux-live-images-from-hard-disk-in-linux. So is there any way to make the ...
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Netbook won't boot to Lubuntu GUI after using Live USB creator programs & setting aside 1GB for persistence

Have downloaded and installed Lubuntu 14.04 LTS, recently (without persistence) & it works fine, aside from not saving settings. When I try to download & install the same, with a 1MB set ...
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It is possible to hibernate an LXC container?

I know about lxc-freeze and lxc-unfreeze, but as I understand it, these simply pauses the container, similar to sending SIGSTOP and SIGCONT to a process. If I reboot the host, then the containers will ...
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Manually Creating Casper -rw File

I was wondering if there was a way to create the casper -rw file for persistence manually, i.e. via terminal. I've been using Ubuntu 14.04 Live USB with persistence and it ran fine for the last two ...
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Desktop link to file on second hard drive broken after reboot

I'm using a second hard drive to hold most of my data files. Links to files and folders on the second drive from all locations on my first drive, where Ubuntu 14.04 is installed, work, except that ...
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MultiBoot LiveUSB Persistence with Ubuntu, and Kali Linux

I used YUMI from pendrive to install kali linux, and ubuntu 13 onto my 32GB flash drive. I then booted up to another usb with Ubuntu and used Gparted to create a seperate ext4 1GB partition on the ...
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Why is my persistence file not increasing ?

I have an NTFS formatted drive with Ubuntu 14.04 on it and I'm trying to increase my persistence file, but no matter what, it won't increase. I've tried this with previous versions of Ubuntu as well, ...
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“Not enough space” - while there is A LOT of space

I have my ubuntu on a USB stick with persistence. It has ~1550 MB of free space. I decided to install a game (for windows, so I used wine to do it) on another USB device that has 8 GB. I pointed ...
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How do I transfer a casper-rw file to a partition?

I am using a 16GB live USB with persistence so I can work from several computers. This was working great for me until my persistence file on the USB Flash Drive got filled. As FAT32 is limited to ...
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Formatting a USB flash drive as ext4

I'm making a custom bootable USB flash drive with a persistent partition. Formatting the partition as ext2 obviously makes the filesystem very sensitive to improper unmounting. I remember a while back ...
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Mounting the persistence partition (casper-rw) read-only

I'm trying to create a fresh ISO image for use on a USB stick. I've partitioned my USB stick into 2 partitions, one vfat and one ext4. The vfat partition has the ISO and GRUB2 installed to it, such ...
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Multiple casper-rw partitions for LiveUSB persistence?

So I have a bunch of small flash drives around 4 gbs or so. 4 gbs is not enough space for me to store all my files in my persistent liveusb. So is it possible to set up multiple casper-rw partitions ...
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My laptop will not boot any distro other than ubuntu from usb

I am having issues trying to create a persistent live usb flash drive. I cannot seem to get any kind of persistence working. My first try was to create a (L/K)Ubuntu 13.04 live usb with persistence ...
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Is it possible to have persistance with an alternative install (for encryption)?

I would like to make a bootable encrypted usb key. I understand that I have to use an alternative install (and will encrypt the whole key partition). Would I still be allowed to have persistance (I ...
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Persistence file casper-rw placed on hard drive

I was hoping to place my persistence file, casper-rw on the HARDDRIVE or my computer. My reason for such is that my home PC is shared with my wife who uses XP and would complain about any multi-boot ...
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Live USB -add files?

I have Ubuntu on a USB drive, each time i boot it it is a clean installation, i.e. there is no persistent files. I would like to be able to boot it up, and access a couple f files from the USB... as ...
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Can I have a Ubuntu 12.04 live usb work with both the -persistance and -toram additional boot options?

I really like using the Ubuntu 12.04 live CD/USB's "-toram" additional boot option for my laptop because "-toram" adds a few extra hours to the battery and makes things a little faster. I add the ...
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Non-persistant user sessions with hard disk

Live CD/USB users often ask how they can have persistent changes but I'm after the reverse - I am building a minimal thin client using a hard disk and want it to act live a live CD, where all changes ...
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Live USB ubuntu can only boot when deleting casper file

I installed the ubuntu 12.04 into my flash drive to create a bootable usb stick. The first time boot is smooth with no issue. But after played around with it and rebooted it, the ubuntu could not get ...
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Is there a way to move my settings from my USB persistence to full install on portable hard drive?

I want to do a full install of ubuntu on a portable hard drive, and I have been using a Live USB with persistence so far. Can I move these settings over so I don't have to start again?
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ubuntu USB wont save my setting on reboot despite my 2gb persistent partition

Ive install Ubuntu 13.0.4 onto a new 8gb USB drive with the windows universal installer. I told it to format the drive and leave a 2gb persistent space. It all seemed to work. On boot I select try ...
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Live USB persistence

I tried creating a live USB with the default Ubuntu disk creator and the Windows version of Universal-usb-installer and they both work fine except persistence doesn't seem to work. For example, I ...
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Will “persistent” data from USB “try Ubuntu” be saved when I install it to my laptop? [duplicate]

I'm using Quantal from a USB stick (created with Linux Live USB Creator) with persistence. If at a later I choose to install Ubuntu to a laptop (using the "Install" icon) will my changes be included ...
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If I create a Live usb bootable distro with persistence files, can I later use the usb to install to the hard drive?

I need to know if i create a Live usb bootable distro with persistence files, can i later use the usb to install the distro to the hard drive? If so will the persistence files install the distro in ...
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Can I “refill” the persistence?

I've just created a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Live USB with persistence (3GB) on a 4GB USB flash drive. I was wondering whether I could install a program (or a file, something that takes up space) and then ...
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Will a live usb with persistence store files automatically?

I'm not even sure if i worded my question right but, I'm familiarizing myself with Ubuntu and want to install it on a new desktop I just finished putting together so I'm trying it on my laptop via ...
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Can I make an existing Live USB Persistent?

I'd really love to make my Ubuntu USB persistent. I've tried every possible thing on the internet I could find that I was able to do. (I'm on OS X.) I've gone through easily 36 hours of constant ...
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Trouble With Persistence After Making a USB Live Thumb Drive Using Pendrivelinux

I created a bootable Ubuntu on my 32GB thumb drive (on a NTFS partition) and I selected a persistence of 4GB. I've noticed that when I reboot from the initial booting off of the USB thumb drive, ...
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How to create and use casper-rw in different USB with a live usb

I have created an Ubuntu Live USB using pendrive's Universal USB Installer. I found a link about creating the casper-rw but it's for a Live CD at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD/Persistence. ...
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Live USB with encrypted persistent store [duplicate]

Is it possible to boot Ubuntu from USB and have it store the changes to settings, created files and installed apps in an enrypted file located on the HDD that is mounted at boot? If so will the ...
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Live-Ubuntu 12.04 ran fine, now stopped booting!

I've seen similar problems to this several times in the forum, but mine is a bit different, so the other posts I saw were no help to me. When I boot Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit from live-SD-card (3GB ...
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install to USB without touching windows MBR [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key? How do I get a live-USB to use a partition for persistence? I would like as full of an install as possible (most notably no ...
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Why isn't persistence working on Lubuntu 12.04 Live-USB?

I have used Universal-USB-Installer ever since to install different Linux versions to USB flash drive. But now with Lubuntu 12.04 even though I do the same process by selecting persistence file, it ...
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Will the data from my persistent Live-USB automatically transfer when I install?

I have a Live USB of Lubuntu 12.04. I have been working with it for quite some time now and have installed quite a few packages in it. Now, I want to convert this to an actual install. When I do so, ...
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Difference between LiveCD, LiveUSB, full-install, and persistence?

I am currently running Ubuntu as a guest vm on a Win 7 host via VirtualBox, but I would like to have a portable version of Ubuntu when I am not using my laptop. I am unsure as to the difference ...
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Why doesn't my live USB save settings, even though I have a persistence file?

I have just made a Live USB of Ubuntu 12.04 on a 4 GB stick. I made it in startup disk creator in 10.04 and set the persistence file to 3 GB. But for some reason it doesn't save my settings on ...
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Are there any data migration tools?

I'm trying to migrate a laptop's HDD to another HDD. I'm trying to find a way to use Ubuntu Live USB with persistence and run tools such as this! I tried disc copy bootable linux distro, didn't work. ...
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Live USB data gets lost on Restart

I am crawling some data using Apache Nutch and storing it on my USB Drive. The OS itself is Ubuntu Live Boot OS. But for every restart or shutdown I am losing my data. I also tried suspending my ...
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If I Have a Live USB with Persistence, if I install it, will the persistence be included

Let's say I want to take a live USB with persistence, boot into it, get it all setup then install it. Will all my features still be there? If not, is there a way to do this?
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Help with persistence

Every time I get to a certain stage of installing either the wireless drivers, or FBReader, or VLC when my system hangs or crashes. ?Then on reboot, I am asked for a password by Ubuntu, which I don't ...