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 in this GUI. I have chosen to create a USB stick with a live version of Ubuntu, which will save files and settings from session to session, on the USB drive, right?
Well, it just doesn't save anything. I go in, create a file on Desktop, restart and it's gone.
I did the whole procedure three times, i.e. first creating the USB, then testing if I could save.
Have I misunderstood something?