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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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Mac bootable live USB with over 4gb persistence

I'm trying to create a live USB (Linux Mint, 128gb drive) that is bootable on Mac and has over 4gb of persistent storage. I've used the Mac Bootable USB Loader to make it Mac bootable, which works. ...
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All saved data and users are lost after reboot

I partitioned my hard drive and installed and booted Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with UNetBootin and everything worked fine. I saved a file to the desktop and when I restarted, the file and all saved settings ...
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How to make a live usb persistent

I am running a live CD with Ubuntu 16.04 and I am trying to create a persistent image on a usb. I have tried everything, but nothing is working. I am on a Toshiba satellite c-50 b. Please help, it ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...