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How can you expand the “casper-rw” partition and shrink the “usb-data” partition on a persistent Kubuntu usb effectively?

I just have a quick question concerning my Kubuntu persistent drive. I would like to expand the "casper-rw" partition and shrink the "usb-data" partition so that way I have more room on the "usb-data"...
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How to create a persistent live on a file (disk image)?

I created a personnalized ubuntustudio iso with cubic (it is smaller than the official). And i would like to write a persistent live in a file less than 4G (audio-ubuntustudio.img) In order to be ...
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How can I make a persistent USB install read-only/unable to be modified after setup?

I have created a persistent Ubuntu Mate USB flash drive using mkusb and configured it to how I want it. I now want to stop anyone from being able to modify it. I don't mind if the solution is to stop ...
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Why when I use Mkusb to create a live usb the available Ram on the usb image is less than my actual total Ram?

I used the free -h command to show the available RAM in the live image of Lubuntu loaded into RAM . If I created it by the command: dd if=lubuntu-19.04-desktop-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=512k, then I ...
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Live Ubuntu USB with persistent storage Using mkusb

After considerable review of the options, I tried and failed to create a usable live Ubuntu USB with persistent storage using what seemed like "best practice" instructions at https://www.howtogeek.com/...
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mkusb: No target device or bad target device

I am trying to run mkusb to create USB device to have Live Ubuntu with Persistent Storage on it and I am getting No target device or bad target device. Here is the transcript of the session: mkusb --...
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Should I use grub4win.img.xz in mkusb?

I am creating a boot disk (USB drive) using mkusb. mkusb gives me an option to use grub4win.img.xz: dus-live 12.2.8 cannot install 'grub-pc' in installed systems in UEFI mode. 'grub-pc' is used to ...
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Can't boot to HD after installing 18.04 through a persistent usb

I made a persistent usb with mkusb, but intentionally used it to install Ubuntu on my HD (e.g. not being interested in the persistent option this time). But upon booting I am not able to proceed ...
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mkusb Casper-rw partition persistance doesn't work

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 with mkusb and created a Casper-rw partition from another USB live session. I booted from the USB and selected "try..." in the menu. I made some changes like: Installed ...
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Could I make a persistent Ubuntu USB drive from Debian? [duplicate]

A lot of online tutorials say that I need to use mkusb on ubuntu to make a persistent ubuntu usb. Could I use mkusb on debian to make a persistent ubuntu usb?
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mkusb doesn't detect my usb drive

After some troubles (in this question), I managed to install mkusb manually. But for some reason, it didn't detect my USB drive. I tried to format it (as ext4 and fat32), mount/unmount (some errors, ...
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Unable to install mkusb

I was trying to create a persistent storage on a Live Ubuntu USB drive. Then I came to many tutorials that required mkusb. I've searched for many ways to install it but I couldn't, even after adding ...
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Custom fstab + grub menu in bootable persistent USB created with mkusb

I have created a custom live CD image (erm... live USB, I suppose it'd be more accurate) through a combination of Cubic (to generate a custom .iso) and mkusb to provide it with persistency through a ...
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How do I make a live USB on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver)? [duplicate]

I have tried everything, and it just trous put errors. How can I fix it?
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keep getting error on mkusb

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created ...
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Im getting error : need a singel repository as argument

Im getting error : need a singel repository as argument On sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mkusb/ppa sudo apt install mkusb
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Is there an alternative to mkusb to install Ubuntu on a portable SSD that works with both UEFI and BIOS boot methods?

I've successfully used mkusb to install a persistent Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS system on a new Samsung T5 USB SSD. What is nice about mksusb is that it creates a bootable system that works on a wide variety ...
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Errors While Trying to Install mkusb

I am seeing errors when I try to install mkusb. Upon repeatedly getting the error, I first purged mkusb using the instructions on this page. Upon still getting errors upon my next attempt, I ...
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How to Repair Persisent Live USB made using mkusb

I had a working persistent live USB that I made using mkusb and it served me well for several months. It then stopped booting. I get to the screen where I can select Persistent Live, USB Persistent ...
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How to enable nodmodeset with mkusb

My bootable USB flash drive containing Ubuntu 18.04 was made with mkusb. Although the system seems to boot when using this flash drive, I can't see anything. In the past, when I encountered this with ...
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Live USB error “you need to load the kernel first”

I've got an mkusb live USB (Ubuntu 18.04 with persistence) that boots fine on some of my computers. On one laptop I get the following error: error: disk `hd0,4' not found. error: you need to load the ...
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/etc/hosts file overwritten in persistent live USB

This page https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb encourages to create persisten live bootable USB. So that's what I suggested to my class, when I had to suggest a way how they could enjoy Ubuntu ...
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mkusb not working

so i have MkuSB installed, i believe. i open the program via "show all applications", answered yes to the questions and enter my password. i am then faced with the error in the following image how ...
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password change won't stick for mkusb default user `ubuntu`

I recently used Harsh's mkusb instructions to create a persistent live USB. The default user for this live USB is named ubuntu with a default password of blank. I try to change user ubuntu's password ...
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Password for live USB with persistence

I recently used @Harsh 's mkusb instructions to successfully create an Ubuntu 18.04 live USB with persistence greater than 4 GB. The default user is Ubuntu and the default password is , that is to say ...
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How to Make BIOS/UEFI Flash Drive with Full Disk Encryption

Ubuntu 18.04 Full Disk Encryption now works on Full install flash drives. The ability to separately encrypt home directory / home partition has been eliminated. How to make an Encrypted BIOS/UEFI ...
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What are the mkusb options “msdos”, “upefi” and “d-n-i”?

I'm trying to create a persistent live Ubuntu bootable USB drive using mkusb. In the "Persistent live drive settings" I have the options "msdos", "upefi" and "d-n-i", and also have the buttons "Use ...
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Storage partition created by mkusb is not usable in Windows10 [closed]

I just created a persistent live USB of ElementaryOS on a 32GB USB stick by following this awesome guide. The problem is that mkusb should let you use the remaining space as an usual storage USB ...
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persistent live USB won't load

I made a persistent live USB using mkusb and the process was successful. But when I tried to use it, it won't load and whaterevr option i choose gives me the same error massage: erro disk hd 0,4 not ...
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Trying to Set up VirtualBox with Live Persistent USB made using Mkusb

I have a live persistent USB for Ubuntu 16.04 that I created using mkusb and it gives me exactly what I was wanting: a portable ubuntu that I can use across more than one laptop. I am not able to get ...
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Mkusb Error “no suitable target device found”

When I run Mkusb, I get this error. I checked the ISO file. The ISO file I run is Ubuntu 64 bit 17.10.1 desktop. (I get this error after I select the ISO file) -Google Translate Updating: I'm writing ...
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How to make windows 10 bootable usb under Ubuntu when even mkusb didn't help?

I tried from the command line, i tried mkusb, since i read windows 10 can't be made the old way, but it still doesn't boot it. I'm with Ubuntu 17.04, want to make windows 10 bootable USB to boot it ...
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How to make a data partition on multiboot usb flash Drive?

I successfully created a multiboot persistent USB flash drive with multibootusb. The persistent storage was limited (4GB). However, how can I add a data partition that can be read on ubuntu and ...
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How to create a multiboot USB that allows persistence, non-persistence and data partition?

I want a complete guide to make a generic multiboot USB. Requests: Multiple iso boots; Multiple persistent boots (unlimited size); One partition to data storage; What I've tried: MultiSystem only ...
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Persistent Ubuntu on a USB doesn't persist the data

I followed this article: Create a persistent Ubuntu USB which boots to RAM so I can have Ubuntu running from a USB and it will persist any changes I make. The problem is it doesn't persist - I ...
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Unable to get persistent partition to work with Ubuntu 17.04

I made a live USB for Ubuntu 17.04 using MKUSB from this tutorial here: How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB But I am unable to get the persistent storage to work for me. The ...
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Why are img files provided for mkusb persistent but only iso file are allowed?

When I read the open source code for dus persitent (mkusb) it only allows iso file extensions. source code for 'dus-persistent' search for 'Not the extension' But the very detailed explantions I find ...
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GRUB won't boot persistent - “hd0,4 not found”

I'm trying to make a persistent USB flash drive of Ubuntu 17.04 with mkusb (dus). I've followed the directions on the mkusb website explicitly, and I've tried most variations I can think of, all with ...
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mkusb fails to make persistent USB

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, ...
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mkusb creating bad media

i have made liveusb of 32bit ubuntu with persistence twice but can only load the os on the computer i made it with. i have tried multiple other pcs to no avail. (it will load to blank screen with ...
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Lubuntu 16.04 stuck at splash screen

I have installed Lubuntu on an external drive with the tool mkusb. All worked well for months until yesterday, I am stuck at the splash screen and I dont know how I can solve this problem. I have ...
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How to check mkusb version?

There are no --version or -v options, and the command not say (!) its version. PS: man mkusb is reliable? but is ambiguous, say "dus(8)" (not mkusb) and at end say "version 12.0.0" but it is not ...
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Can I make a syslinux install to USB flash drive persistent using a persistent partition on the same drive?

Since 14.04 I have not been able to create a persistent install, with the casper-rw partition on the same drive, with systems created using SDC, UNetbootin, Rufus, Universal, etc. These USB installs ...
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mkusb failed to mount a partition during persistent live usb creation. What is wrong?

I am trying to create a live persistent usb bootable stick. I cant figure out what is wrong and it is not working. Terminal out of mkusb is as follows: start [mkusb 11.0.5] @ 2017-01-01 11:49:37 AM -...
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Can a Persistent Ubuntu install be made to the pendrive it was booted from?

A person has a computer with no HDD but 8GB RAM and USB3 port. Also has 8GB USB3 pendrive with Ubuntu Live on it (non-persistent). The computer is then started with the pendrive, with the toram ...