As per the advice in this question, I have attempted to use mkusb to make a persistent USB drive. However, it fails to do so (or any other function it has when pointed at that USB)
If it is relevant, I am running mkusb on Lubuntu an IBM T-42 Thinkpad with 1GB ram and an intel Centrio mobile processor (I had to force PAE on install). I am attempting to boot the liveUSB on a Dell Insperion all-in-one with Windows 8.
Console output of mkusb:
mkusb-dus - Do USB Stuff mkusb-dus needs superuser permissions (sudo) for some tasks, in order to prepare and write to the target, a block device. dus 12.0.7 live system or temporary superuser permissions Drive that contains source file: /dev/sda Live drive, that is booted from: /dev/sda cands=2 4K 4K built-in device sdb SanDisk_Ultra 28.7G usb USB or memory card p_target: target=/dev/28.7G No device or bad device p_clean: live system or temporary superuser permissions clean if necessary and return Press Enter to finish mkusb-dus