I am trying to make a persistent USB, but all the methods do not work. I haven't tried the mkusb method because I have Windows 10. So how would I make a persistent Ubuntu live USB from a Windows 10 computer?

  • Here is described: howtogeek.com/howto/14912/…
    – pa4080
    Jul 21, 2019 at 7:11
  • @pa4080 I said that I have windows 10 so I can not use mkusb, and the other method does not work anymore Jul 21, 2019 at 7:15
  • Please keep reading the article and find the section "How to Make a Persistent Ubuntu USB Drive on Windows".
    – pa4080
    Jul 21, 2019 at 7:18
  • @pa4080 I saw that and it says it no longer works on the top of that section Jul 21, 2019 at 7:19
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    Possible duplicate of How to customize the Ubuntu Live CD?. See the answer titled "Creating your own Custom Live CD - the manual way." - the method still works. The .ISO would be static but you can customize the software and use extra space on USB for variable files.
    – Nmath
    Jul 21, 2019 at 8:07

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Ubuntu 19.10 and later

The best application for making a bootable Ubuntu live USB from Windows is Rufus. The official ubuntu.com website recommends using Rufus instead of UNetbootin. Step-by-step instructions for creating a bootable Ubuntu live USB from Windows are at How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows.

Rufus persistent storage partition is supported in 19.10 and later. Please upgrade Rufus to version 3.9 or later.

Rufus persistent storage

Ubuntu 19.04 and earlier

mkusb is the most reliable tool for making an Ubuntu live USB with persistent file storage in 19.04 and earlier.

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    With this Live 4GB Persistent USB the op can install mkusb and use that to make a USB with unlimited persistence. or he can do a full install to another USB. Jul 21, 2019 at 16:04
  • Is the space used to preserve the amount of space that the user can use without losing the data? Jul 26, 2019 at 23:27
  • @TheRealTengri Yes, it is the amount of space that the user can use without losing the data.
    – karel
    Jul 26, 2019 at 23:28
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    Ok, I will test this tonight Jul 26, 2019 at 23:29
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    It did not work for me: operating systeme not found
    – JinSnow
    Aug 24, 2020 at 6:06

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