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I run a windows 7 machine, and use UNetbootin to create Ubuntu bootable live USB keys.

I have 1 key in particular that I would like to use entirely as a live Ubuntu key, so I can install some apps, etc...

What I am finding is that filesystem.squashfs is simply not big enough to install all the apps I need to install.

My Persistent storage is 10GB the stick is ntfs formatted (though I could change that)

My question is, how can I make the filesystem.squashfs bigger so I can install all the apps I need?

Yes, I've already tried installing Ubuntu directly to the stick, but it seems that it is machine specific

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    You should be able to just install applications, which will use the persistence storage. BUT, you are booting an NTFS formatted stick? I thought syslinux needed FAT. FAT files are limited to 4G, is your persistence a partition? Please add more detail. – ubfan1 Jan 15 '15 at 17:51
  • persistence is not a partition, and I was able to create and boot from it as NTFS – Kevin Jan 15 '15 at 18:20
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    It looks like you're mixing technologies. UNetbootin is great for creating LiveUSBs, but to create "an Ubuntu on a stick" you need casper-rw, not squashfs. Did you ever follow the official Ubuntu instructions for making a live persistent USB stick? – Fabby Jan 16 '15 at 12:21

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