I created a live USB for the lastest Ubuntu DVD image using UNetbootin. The image file is
ubuntu-17.04-desktop-amd64.iso with MD5
Everything works fine, but the persistence feature doesn't seem to work. The system does not remember WLAN passwords or any other thing like Web browser history, bookmarks or keyboard settings. The
casper-rw file in the USB root is not mounted (I checked in
/proc/mounts and with
I then created a second partition on the USB drive, formatted it with ext4 and named it
casper-rw (I left the
casper-rw file on the first partition). This partition gets mounted at boot, but contains no data. The system does not save any data inside it as well, so besides mounting it it seems unused.
What else can I do to enable the persistence feature? How can I enable mounting of the
casper-rw file? I don't like to have an extra partition on the USB stick, it's easier to resize/recreate a file than to move around partition boundaries if space runs out sometime in the future.