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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Casper-rw from persistent Ubuntu - also using by another Iso on Multiboot-USB?

I have a multiboot USB (using grub4dos) with a persistent Ubuntu. Can I use the casper-rw from the persistent Ubuntu also with another Iso, thus having two persistent systems 'sharing' the same ...
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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
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Add Boot Entry Live Persistent Extracted (to Hard Disk) Files to Windows Bootloader

I have live persistent extracted ISO on my Hard disk. I want to add a boot entry to Windows Boot loader (Currently Working on Win8) to directly boot that Live Persistent extracted ISO. In other words, ...
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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Can't get persistent filesystem with Live USB

I have been trying to create a Ubuntu LiveUSB drive with a persistent filesystem, as I will need to use this same operating system with the same softwares and configurations in different machines. I ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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.