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.

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How to prevent “Write Failed: broken pipe” on SSH connection?

What can I do to configure SSH on both client and servers to prevent Write Failed: broken pipe errors? It often occurs if you sleep your client computer and resume later.
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Can I install Ubuntu to my 32 GB USB pen drive? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu like how you would to a hard drive so I can use it as a portable system. I do not want a Live install; I want something where i can install updates, install drivers, and ...
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How to enable persistent option in disk creator?

I try to test natty alpha with usb. (my system is 10.04) But when I run disk creator I can not choose the option for persistent creation. Here on screenshots I saw that this is possible. Choosing the ...
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How do I get a live-USB to use a partition for persistence?

I want to install Ubuntu to a USB hard drive so that it will run on all systems, that can run the LiveCD and store persistent data on a regular ext4 partition rather than a casper-rw file. In every ...
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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 ...
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Check if pendrive is persistent?

I have a bunch of pendrives with live Linux ISOs loaded onto them and I would like to check one if it is persistent. Rebooting is not an option right now (system rescue). Is there a simple command or ...
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Increase persistent file size to greater than 4 gigabytes

My USB's 16 GB, but I only get to use 4 GB in persistence file. Any way to increase it?
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How can I make an existing persistant live USB installation load more of the OS to RAM?

A while back I installed (a permanent installation, not a Live USB) Ubuntu on my USB thumb drive. Unfortunately, the transfer rates are too slow for a smooth and responsive experience, so I'd like to ...
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Which file on a USB live installation made with UNetBootin persists file information?

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 ...
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How to make an already live Ubuntu pen-drive, a persistent one?

I have created a USB flash drive with the latest Ubuntu version, but it is not persistent. How can I make it persistent without repeating the whole process?
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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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Xubuntu live usb persistence - how to?

I'm using Xubuntu 13.04 from live usb. I know that in order to be able to keep files/settings/etc after restart, USB live disk should be created with some storage reserved. However since I got this ...
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Where is “txt.cfg”?

I'm using Lubuntu 12.10 on a USB stick but it is not persistent. Instructions on how to make it persistent are in this thread: Why isn't persistence working on Lubuntu 12.04 Live-USB? But I can ...
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How do I use persistent mode on the LiveCD?

I followed the tutorial here but I'm stuck at the part where I need to add ''persistent'' on the ''kernel arguments list''. I don't know how to do that. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Using 12.04 installation as a persistent pen drive

Disclaimer: I aim to build a self contained pen drive with our application inside for running it in as many machines as possible. Portability. So no matter about updates. Maybe I'm looking at the ...
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Persistant File System vs Installation onto USB stick

I want to install Ubuntu to a 4Gb USB stick, so that I can boot it on other computers, but I heard that a persistent file system never deletes data and so just fills up. This would be a problem as I ...
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How to create a persistent USB Installation from MAC?

With current instructions in ubuntu.com I know how to create an USB to boot from MAC. It works but it is not a persistent installation. How can I make a persistent Ubuntu 13.4 Installation in a USB ...
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My Ubuntu shortcuts arent persistent

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 64 Bit version. I changed the shortcuts, for moving Windows to left/right/up/down workspace from SHIFT+STRG+ALT+... to STRG+SUPER+ALT+... and after I did so everything works ...
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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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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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What file resets fstab on persistent live environments?

I'm trying to add lines to my /etc/fstab file. but the lines I add get cleared on reboot because I am using a persistent live USB stick. I don't want a lecture. I just want to know which file writes ...
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How to display correct time in persistent live USB

It seems that while booting in persistent live USB, the wrong time (GMT / UTC instead of local) is displayed (at least that's what happens in Lubuntu 12.10).
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How can I disable automatic login on a LiveUSB?

I've just made myself a persistent LiveUSB, running Ubuntu 12.04, and I've immediately found a problem - It logs you in automatically as root, and I don't need this since I'm going to keep files and ...
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Ubuntu Live CD - Persistance and install

If I were to use a Ubuntu live USB with persistence for a while, and then when I am comfortable with it, choose to install it to a Hard Disk, will my persistent data transfer over? Or will I get a ...
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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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Help needed running apps from USB

Here is my situation: I have a 14 GB USB stick with Ubuntu 11.10, and loads of video files, and eBooks for use at the pub/coffee shop/park away from my main computer at home. I have a Dell Mini 9 ...
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How can I save settings when booting an iso file from HDD?

I was looking for an easy way to manually save settings when booting from an iso-file in the hard disk with grub2, and load them the next boot; but maybe it would be easier to do a persistent boot ...
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Ubuntu not shutting down ( going to black screen ) 12.04

I am currently using a USB persistent install of Ubuntu. Its a simple 4GB drive with a 2.8GB partition (casper-rw storage partition). I setup an administrator account and set it to login ...
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Ubuntu not saving files and settings when running from flash drive

How can I make Ubuntu run completely off of a flash drive? I have downloaded Ubuntu onto a 4gb flash drive but no changes I make are saved between sessions. I want to be able to run and save ...
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Why does the kernel not get updated when using a persistant Live USB?

I have created a live usb of Ubuntu 12.04 with a 4GB persistence file. Firefox and other software get updated when running update manager. However, the linux kernel will not update and I am unable ...
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How can I repair casper-rw file system file in LiveUSB [closed]

While booting Ubuntu and mounting my casper-rw file for persistent storage, Ubuntu recommends me to check for errors using fsck. However, when I boot into my system, since the casper-rw is ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to run full ubuntu installation from external hard drive?

Please bare with me: So I'd like to re-purpose my previous laptop as a desktop (seeing as it has decent specs), the problem is is that the hard drive is shot (failing) so installing Ubuntu on to that ...
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Incorrect Username/Password prompt on Ubuntu 12.04 Live USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Live CD asks for a username and password I'm having a little bit of trouble with Ubuntu12.04 on a Live USB. Yesterday when installing mplayer 2 the system downloaded ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Failed to open and save monitior configuration

I try to use Ubuntu 12.04. from USB with a 4 GB peristent part. First i changed some monitor settings (have two). After rebooting I got the error message: Could not apply the stored configuration for ...
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Need help to install persistent Ubuntu on USB drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Portable virtual machine with preinstalled Ubuntu for Windows? I am a new user of Ubuntu. I would like to install a persistent Ubuntu 11.04 to my USB stick, and it ...
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How to create a Windows-readable FAT32 partition on Persistent USB?

Is it possible to create a FAT32 Parition in Ubuntu Persistent USB that is Windows-readable? If so how? I created a FAT32 partition in the past and labelled it as '/windows', though this was unable ...
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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?
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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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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 ...
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Upgrade Persistent LiveCD

I have a Live DVD of Ubuntu 13.04, and a 10GB persistent ext2 casper-rw partition on a 64GB USB stick. What I want to know is, when Ubuntu 13.10 comes out, will it be possible to use the new DVD image ...
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How to create Ubuntu LiveUSB manually

The thing I'm trying to do: Make a bootable USB with two partitions (bootable FAT32 and NTFS for data). (DONE) Install GRUB2 to FAT32 partition. (DONE) Make FAT32 partition multiboot, with ...
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Persistent device naming for Windows 7-partition in Ubuntu

I'd like to give the Windows partition of my Ubuntu installation a persistent device name, so different applications (like the local folder-account of my email software, or my local dropbox client) ...
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Keyboard stopped working on persistant live-USB

My keyboard has recently stopped working on my 11.10 persistant live USB. It works at the login screen, but when I log in, any time I hit a key I just hear the error "pop" sound. This happens in all ...
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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 ...
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Can I upgrade 12.04 to 14.04 on a Live USB with persistent partition? [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 from a Live USB hard drive with casper-rw partition and thinking of upgrading it to 14.04. I know that I cannot (and should not) upgrade the kernel (I set apt to lock ...
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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 ...