Persistent 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 persistence.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
0answers
10 views

Persistence feature not understood

I do not understand the feature 'persistence' in Ubuntu. I had installed Ubuntu14.04 version alongside my Windows 7 OS in my laptop. After working for a certain period and saving some bookmarks, when ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Live Ubuntu USB drive with persistence - headless install

I am looking for a way to make a Live USB with Persistence that can be run headless (i.e. by a bash script, therefor with no GUI interaction), either from Mac OS or Ubuntu. I need this to be able to ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

Recommendations for USB drive specs for full Ubuntu Installation [closed]

I want to install Ubuntu to a USB drive, for use with the same laptop. I want to do a full installation on it rather than a Live USB. I have looked up the pros and cons and I'm certain of this. The ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Data won't persist on reboot

I have an old netbook lying around so I've been trying to install ubuntu on it. I downloaded unetbootin and the ubuntu iso, and used unetbootin to install it. In unetbootin, for "Space used to ...
0
votes
0answers
130 views

Lubuntu Persistent LiveCD with Encrypted Home

I've done a lot of searching on this topic but have yet to find a definitive solution/answer that is easy to follow. I have a 256GB USB3.0 stick, which has two partitions (small FAT32 partition with ...
-2
votes
1answer
49 views

I have no hard drive am running UBUNTU 14.1 live from the USB thumb drive [duplicate]

If I download any Ubuntu add ons such as ubuntu-restricted-extras package where will they be stored? I am just using ubuntu to go online and view some windows Excel programs that I download ,alter ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

Switching computers with a persistent usb

I am trying to create a USB Drive to run the OS on several different computers, without installing anything to the computers themselves. I used pen drive Linux to create a bootable Live USB and have 4 ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

Legacy + UEFI, persistent Ubuntu install for students

I will be teaching a PHP course this fall, and we require the students to purchase their own external drives, on which we install Ubuntu with LAMP stack. Previously, we used 1 TB drives with a ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

How can I set up a persistent /home for a Live USB? [duplicate]

I've got a 120GB USB 3.0 SSD and I would like to configure it as a Live USB with as much persistence as possible with regards to updates and also storing Steam games and misc system configurations. ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

amount of persistent file

I currently have a 16 gb usb stick. I am trying to make a live ubuntu usb but I need to have more persistent space in it because I will install a game on it. But in the app, I can't get more than 4 gb ...
1
vote
0answers
165 views

Persistent Ubuntu on a USB drive

From the title, my question probably sounds very similar to old questions but as far as I can tell it is not. I've looked through many of those questions and have not found an answer to my complete ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

If I replace the OS on a liveUSB with persistence will it update the casper-rw partition?

I run Kuguntu 14.04 from a Live USB with a casper-rw partition (exT4 format) to store changes. If I replace Kubuntu 14.04 with 14.10 (or 15 beta), Will the change in casper-rw be applied to the new ...
1
vote
1answer
294 views

Persistent Live usb vs Full install [duplicate]

I have looked at some of the other forum post and they don't answer my question. I have been using various Linux Live CDs for some time now, but I've just bought a 16Gb usb 3 stick for a Linux ...
1
vote
0answers
96 views

Lifespan a flash drive running Ubuntu?

My question is: Can anybody point me to a documented case of a flash drive dying from running Ubuntu? People talk about the dangers and urge cautions, but I have researched on the internet and asked ...
0
votes
2answers
447 views

How to make a SUCCESSFUL persistent Ubuntu live hard disk drive or USB

I had the idea a few days back to make a portable hard drive that boots Linux. That way I can keep programs with me. The problem is, I can't install an OS because drivers won't work between computers. ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Shutdown Persistent USB install

After adding myself as a user in User Accounts on a persistent USB install, I find it is impossible to shut down using the Shut Down command on the top panel. Is there a way to fix this? "sudo ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Can I create a Persistent USB Drive with Ubuntu and use it on multiple computers? [duplicate]

OK, so I created a Persistent USB (32GB) with the full Ubuntu (Not the live version) on it. It runs flawlessly on the computer I created the USB on, but as soon as I plug the USB into another computer ...
3
votes
1answer
344 views

How do I create a live USB installer for UEFI/EFI systems that reads and saves persistence changes?

I have a 16 GB USB stick which runs a live boot of Ubuntu 14.10 with antivirus software installed which (obviously) needs to be kept up to date as I use it to boot and clean infected Windows machines. ...
1
vote
1answer
135 views

Boot from NFS drive with persistence

I have installed PXELinux on my Synology NAS and unpacked the ubuntu ISO in the NAS. I can now boot from my PC thru PXE into ubuntu. This is how my pxelinux entry looks: LABEL Ubuntu Menu label ...
1
vote
0answers
60 views

Persistent data on external HDD

my dad's HDD has died in his laptop but he does not want me to open it up. It has been running Lubuntu for over a year but refuses to run Windows, but it is really ugly and hard for him to use. I plan ...
0
votes
0answers
158 views

Problem persistent LiveUSB booting

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS to my SanDisk Cruzer USB 8 gb to use it as a LiveUSB. I am using a Lenovo G560 laptop with windows 7 operating system. I SUCCEEDED in making a LiveUSB out of the ...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

Does installing from a persistent liveUSB also copy tools and files downloaded by user?

I have been using ubuntu 14.10 from a persistent liveUSB on my laptop (that is running windows) for the past one week, and have installed some tools and saved some files on the USB. Now, I have a new ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Move a persistent USB Ubuntu to a smaller USB drive

I plan to move my persistent USB Ubuntu which is currently on a 32GB USB drive (limited to only 4GB by default) to a new 4GB USB drive. I'm thinking of using Clonezilla to do this. Is this the best ...
0
votes
0answers
79 views

Dropbox on persistent liveUSB - how to make Dropbox remember my password and login?

I've made my "own light lubuntu" using uck. I've deleted all the stuff that I don't need - AbiWord, Gnumeric, even software center. I've created it using built-in software on lubuntu. I want to use it ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
41 views

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, ...
0
votes
2answers
38 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
47 views

very simple question about USB [duplicate]

I wish to install the newest Ubuntu 14+ on a 32 GB USB Stick. I want to boot a fully operating ubuntu OS right but off the stick itself How do I do this? Thanks
0
votes
0answers
174 views

32/64-bit shared persistence LiveUSB possible?

Along the lines of this earlier question, I'm wondering if it's possible to create a LiveUSB that has both 32-bit & 64-bit Ubuntu installed, sharing the same (oversized) persistence partition. In ...
1
vote
0answers
511 views

Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on USB flash drive deleted Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on a usb flash drive using Linux Live usb creator http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ and everything went fine. I gave it persistent memory for the flash drive to store ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
123 views

Booting ubuntu of a usb 3.0 pen drive. Is it using the superspeed

Installed ubuntu 12.04 with persistence using unetbootin on a usb 3.0 pen drive. Now booting from it.. I am not asking if ubuntu supports usb 3.0 . It does I am asking if it is connected at ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

14.04 live usb with more than 4gb of persistent data

...before mark this as duplicated: I already tried to perform what is suggested by this and other sites, but without success: create a usb live with startup disk creator / unetbootin make a ...
1
vote
2answers
398 views

Ubuntu persistant LiveUSB

I have a LiveUSB of Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2GB flash drive that I want to use for computer diagnosis and repair. I want to know how to add things like an anti-virus scanner, malware removal and hard drive ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I create a persistent Fedora live usb

I have successfully created a live USB for Fedora 20 on my Ubuntu 12.04 using dd: sudo dd bs=8M if=Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-20-1.iso of=/dev/sdb But I have not been able to find out how to make ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

Can ubuntu have persistent storage on a sd card

Can you have persistent storage on SD card? I heard you can for USB, but does it work with a SD card?
1
vote
0answers
237 views

Apt-get dist-upgrade screws up USB stick with persistent file

I have read the Persistant File System vs Installation onto USB stick and realized I have my own question. The problem is: when you do sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade from ...
0
votes
1answer
284 views

can't access drives with persistent liveUSB

Due to Windows 7 boot error I've decided to make a liveUSB as a possible fix method. I used a 4 GB USB stick and dedicated 1 GB as persistent. On first boot everything was fine but from the second ...
2
votes
0answers
127 views

Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 Live-USB Not saving

So this week I have been messing around with my USB drive. I decided to make myself an Ubuntu Live-USB drive (as I have done in the past). So I downloaded unetbootin and Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 and set the ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
234 views

Installing persistent Ubuntu on a local hard drive using LiveCD

I am absolutely new to Linux and Ubuntu, so I would like to spend some time to try Ubuntu before a full installation. I have read a few pages about liveCD with persistent image and I have found it ...
19
votes
2answers
28k views

How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB

I want to make a persistent live Ubuntu/ Mint usb drive with more than 4gb of storage. I know there is an option of installing linux directly on the drive but I dont want to do this as it will ...
0
votes
1answer
113 views

Installing programs/saving files on persitence or not

I wanted to install Office 2010 and save files that I use daily but as I am a rookie to Ubuntu and Linux in general, I don't know if it makes a difference where I save it. Thanks for your help.
6
votes
2answers
3k views

USB-live does not save files between sessions

I created a USB-stick with Ubuntu, using the recommended tool "Startup Disk Creator" and the image for Ubuntu 13.10. The very simple interface looks like this: There can't be much to misunderstand ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How do I know the persistent file size for storing changes of a bootable USB stick?

How do I know the persistent file size for storing changes of a bootable USB stick? I need to know: A) the space given to persistent storage B) how much of it is free. My idea is to copy some of my ...
2
votes
1answer
403 views

Can I install software on a bootable usb key?

I have a question. Say I make a bootable usbkey, what would happen if I install some software with synaptic ? will it persists over boots (like if it was a real hard drive). Or should I create another ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
212 views

USB persistent + live boot [duplicate]

I would like to install Ubuntu on my 128 GB with persistent data. If possible I would like to boot it within virtual box so I can access it from any windows computer. Is it possible?
1
vote
1answer
72 views

Live Persistant Install Won't Boot

I've installed Ubuntu on a flash drive via UNetbootin and it worked flawlessly up until today. A few moments after I booted it said "System Problem Detected" and I reported it. I disregarded this ...