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 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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 file on USB

I've created a persistent file (4GB) on the USB drive I boot off of. Correct me if I'm wrong but will creating this persistent file, allow changes in the Ubuntu environment? If so, after each ...
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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 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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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 ...