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 letter and now my usb crashes on bootup. I repeated the instructions a few times and checked everything but it still will not work. Please help.

  • what "does not work"? – Jakuje Jan 11 '16 at 16:19
  • Which verison of Xubuntu? I have got 16.04 to work, but so far nothing I have tried has resulted in a bootable 16.10 usb: usb-creator-gtk has hidden the persistence button, Unetbootin claims to create a bootable USB but fails to mount /cow, and mkusb fails to boot at all, claiming a missing kernel. – gmatht Jan 7 '17 at 6:23
  • Note that installing to the USB key as if were a normal harddisk still works, and results in a kind of persistent USB key: askubuntu.com/questions/16988/… – gmatht Jan 8 '17 at 4:23
  • Use mkusb - it works. Read the instructions from Harsh: askubuntu.com/questions/772744/… – garfield50 Jan 9 '17 at 20:19
  • Could you please add a little more detail? The linked question has multiple answers. You can link directly to answers via the ”share” link below them. What exactly did you do, what did you expect to happen and what happened instead? Did you encounter any warning or error messages? Please reproduce them in their entirety in your question. You can select, copy and paste terminal content and most dialogue messages in Ubuntu. Please edit your post to add information instead of posting a comment. (see How do I ask a good question?) – David Foerster Apr 12 '18 at 21:22

You just have to do this via mkusb tool https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb/persistent This will do the job automatically. First check if the usb drive is ok and non damaged.

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