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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Persistent mode on USB has different data between computers

Using LiveLinux USB creator, and this tutorial, I turned a 32GB flash drive into a live Ubuntu USB with a 26GB casper-rw partition. This works on the computer that I created the USB with (kept all my ...
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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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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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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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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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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.
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Theme, keyboard, wallpaper and mouse settings are suddenly non-persistent

I booted up my Thinkpad W510 with Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday and was surprised by several things at once: Instead of my wallpaper showing up my screen remained black. Double finger scrolling didn't work ...
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Enlarge “persisitent” image on USB stick after installation?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB pendrive using an installer provided by my my employer (the idea is to use Ubuntu instead of the preinstalled OS to use the business notebook also for private ...
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Persistent USB stick + installer + Windows-friendly storage

I was looking for some method to install Ubuntu (32-bit) on my 8GB (7.3GB) USB stick, with the following things in mind: The installation should be persistent, and keep all changes and installed ...
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Install from Persistent LiveUSB, including files / changes on casper-rw

I made a persistent LiveUSB drive that I've used for a while now, and I would like to install that LiveUSB environment to the harddrive of a computer. I've tried simply installing it using the ...
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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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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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Switching computers with a persistent usb

So, I'm Trying to create a USB drive to run the OS off of on several different computers, without installing anything to the computers themselves. I used pen drive Linux to create a boot-able USB and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...