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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Can't boot up a persistent Live USB with Ubuntu 15.10/16.04

So I've created a bootable live usb with Lili and UNetbootin without persistence, which boot up perfectly fine, but when I shrink the partition and create an ext2 or ext4 partition labeled casper-rw ...
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Persistent live install, stop auto login SDDM

I have searched all over and have found similar posts, but they are older and for different flavors. I am not interested in doing a full install. This saves a lot of space off a full install. I also ...
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Why does my live USB keep getting corrupted?

Edit: It turns out I'm dealing with this bug. I have a 14.04 Live USB that I created with UUI. There's a 4 GB persistent image and the flash drive is FAT 32 formatted. It's a 32 GB USB 3 flash drive. ...
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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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xubuntu persistent live usb

I have been attempting to create a Xubuntu live USB using using these instructions for quite a few hours:How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB. I followed the instructions to the ...
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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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Fast boot with only 4gb USB drives

I am needing to install a persistent boot that has the swap partition, the persistent boot, and the casper-rw partition instead of the compressed file. What I was thinking is breaking it down like ...
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My Windows 10 PC won't properly run Persistent Ubuntu unlike other Windows 7 PCs

I have created a Persistent Ubuntu Drive using Universal USB Installer (UUI). When I try to boot, the Ubuntu Logo comes up just fine, but after that my screen stays blank, the background lights on my ...
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Persistent volume of mplayer via softvol

I am using mplayer to play songs via a bluetooth speaker. This works well but the problem I encounter is that the volume doesn't not stay on the adjusted percentage. How can I adjust the volume and ...
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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 ...
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Custom installed apps and configurations won't load when I boot my live USB on other computers. Please help

I created a bootable live USB drive with Ubuntu 14.04 and a persistent file space of 2GB. I also did few customization (themes) and installed some other applications. But whenever I boot on another ...
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do I need a server distro to run servers? [closed]

I'm a LAN admin and I'd like to practice mounting my own servers. I want to start with a DNS and a DHCP server I want to do it on a Live USB sitck, but there's no Live on Ubuntu Server and there's no ...
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Ubuntu live usb, with persistent memory?

is it possible to make my live USB with Ubuntu 15 on it a live persistent memory operating system instead of just a trial/install version which is always the same when i start it?
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Can I use rest of the USB with persistent Live USB

I want to use Ubuntu on USB flash memory. I dont want to start "from scratch" everytime I boot Ubuntu from that USB. I decided to make a persistent USB flash. My question is: Can I still use flash ...
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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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Should I use a persitant Linux live or install ubuntu?

Good evening! I'm learning unix and I have my last project on it which is doing a shell. I want to work on this project at home and I'm wondering if I should use a persitant Linux live or install ...
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Simplest way to get bootable ISO with installed/persistent Ubuntu?

Sometimes I need to boot specially setuped Ubuntu and I think that better way to do this - load iso from hdd. I already know how to boot from iso, but what is the simplest way to get iso that can save ...
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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 ...
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how to transfer data between persistant live usb and computer

I am using persistent ubuntu live usb. how can i transfer data(images, .xlsx etc) from one computer to live usb stick and move that data to another computer?
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How to log in after logout in L/UBUNTU live persistent usb?

I have created a persistent live usb of Lubuntu 12.10 on a 16 GB flash pendrive with a 4GB space for persistency. It basically works like an installation, as new programs can be installed and new ...
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Make live USB persistable [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu on a live USB temporarily, but i have realized that my changes doesn't persist after I restart my computer(i.e I don't want to reinstall programs each time I start again). Is ...
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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 ...
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How to disable local repo caching for good? (USB persistent storage problems)

I have my flash drive (32GB) which I wanted to use as a bootable distro bomb (put a lot of linux distro using YUMI). So I installed (not a full install just live-bootable) Ubuntu (14.04 ISO) into the ...
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Live USB: persistent partition in another device/file

I need to use Ubuntu in my working laptop. Unfortunately I cannot change the partition table (it has also maximum number or primary partitions) and 30Gb that I can use with wubi are not sufficient for ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 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. ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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In Live Ubuntu USB Flash Drive, Can I have multiple Casper-rw Files, for additional persistence?

I have a bootable live-USB Flash Drive with Ubuntu installed on it, it has a casper-rw for persistence, but unfortunately, the casper-rw is almost full and the remaining space for storing data is ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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