Questions tagged [persistence]

Persistence is the space on your USB key that is used to store information, so that changes you make to the system are still there after a reboot.

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A persistent ubuntu instalation in a external hdd is any diferent from the same instalation in a pen drive?

I want to install ubuntu in a 1 Terabyte toshiba external hdd , to be like a normal bootable persistent internal hdd. But in the past i did a persistent instalation of lubuntu in a usb pen drive of 8 ...
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USB drive becomes unresponsive over time

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 persistent on a 64gb USB. I have another USB HDD I plug in, formatted as exFAT, which works for a while then after opening 1-2 files or going into a particular folder, the ...
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How to set timezone or set to use local time of computer at initrd boot?

I have a questions about GRUB2, Ubuntu and initrd: I need at kernel level(initrd) unknown for me command (with used grub2) to use local time of my computer and disable or change UTC time(by default). ...
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How to use persistent and two(at least) casper-rw partitions on the same computer?

I have a question about GRUB2,Ubuntu and initrd: I need at kernel level(initrd) unknown for me command (with used grub2) to disable boot/detect/use specific partition of disk(by /dev/sdX# or by Label ...
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full install from live USB with persistent storage

I am new to Ubuntu and not particularly comfortable with systems in general. Please bare with me. Thanks for your patience :) I tried Ubuntu on a virtual machine, and more recently, on a live version ...
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How can I remove persistence after making changes?

I wanted to disable one of my graphic cards from starting on boot so i created a Xubuntu 18.04 LTS with UNetbootin with persistance. Then I added radeon.modeset=0 to the line ...
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How to increase the writable partition on a persistent Ubuntu live session

Well, I have created a persistent live session of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a 16GB USB stick. I chose to split it in half to also have data storage, but now I want to increase the writable partition of the ...
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Persistence is not working on Lubuntu live (USB)

I am unable to set up persistence on my Lubuntu. The settings never save and the files I stock on any partition get deleted. I've been trying Rufus, Unetbootin, rufus then trying to partitionate ...
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Is it possible to clear casper rw in Ubuntu 20.04 live session?

In Ubuntu 20.04 I created persistence using Rufus for the live session. How can I clear the persistence storage completely? There is a casper rw folder in it.
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ubuntu persistent storage not working

i created bootable usb ubuntu 20.04 and set persistent partition using rufus. In the live session there is a drive named casper rw but i cant create folder or write anything in it
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Reload persistent icon comming up on the top panel in ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I upgraded my ubuntu to 20.04 LTS from 18.04 LTS. I start seeing the reload icon on my top panel. Could you help me with removing this? I believe it's something related to Gnome Extensions, though not ...
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BIOS/UEFI Template Image for Booting ISO Files

The creator of mkusb has released an Template Image for creating BIOS/UEFI boot partitions on a USB. How can I use this image to boot ISO files from a USB?
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Can I install Java on a live persistence Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I wanted to know can I install Java and other software on persistence Ubuntu (USB drive). How can we do that because when I tried sudo apt install default-jdk I got a msg related to dpkg and something ...
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Run script with user input during startup before xfce

I'm trying to create configuration script that is doing some network related configuration during system startup. This configuration needs user input, so start process should be stopped and continued ...
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Creating live windows usb with persistence storage

I'm looking for a way to create a windows 7/8/10 live usb with persistence storage. Recently, I started learning .NET and I have to create Windows Form Applications or ASP.NET Core web applications. ...
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How to install applications in ubuntu while using live persistance usb?

I can't install applications in Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS version while using live persistence USB. Some of the installations work but most of them doesn't. It always keep showing errors while installation ...
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Use Persistence for Ubuntu Live ISO's Booted from HDD (not USB)

I have been able to successfully boot various 20.04 ISO's such as kubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64.iso from my hard drive using GRUB2. However, I have not been able to get the persistent kernel option to ...
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Can i resize a persisten live usb system?(Lubuntu 20.04 Focal)

i need to resize my persistent live USB. I made it with mkusb,the USB key is 8gb. The system is now running on 2.1 gb,with the remaining space used for persistent storage.So,can i resize those ...
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Persistent usb computer system requirements

I can't really find any information about how the computers specs affect the speed of a persistent usb system. My plan: Run ubuntu 20.04 from persistent usb, because it sounds fun, but install ...
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Snaps, 20.04 and Persistent USB

I have noticed that with 20.04, casper-rw / writable, Persistent files and partitions are filling up very quickly. Once full the USB does not boot. Today I had a look and saw that /casper-rw/upper/...
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Benchmark Ubuntu Persistent USB vs Installed System

Persistent USB's used to be very slow compared to an installed system. Nowadays Persistent USB's using 18.04 almost seem to be catching up to installed systems in speed, except perhaps when saving ...
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Can we apply security updates only to a persistent live system?

I have created a Xubuntu 20.04 persistent live with guidus/mkusb on a usb 4gig and works fine. I also have installed 5 programs, synaptic package mgr, mkusb, and a few others without problems. Also i ...
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Removed msftdata partition from a live Lubuntu USB. Is it safe? [duplicate]

I have an 8gb USB stick with Lubuntu 18.04 installed on it. It was created with mkusb and has persistent storage filling up maximum possible area. At some point I needed more persistent storage ...
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Casper-rw Persistence Files Not Working with 20.04

I have just noticed that casper-rw persistent files are not working with Ubuntu 20.04 when booted from an ISO file. Persistent partitions are again working, however persistent partitions do not work ...
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Disable Ubuntu 20.04 disk checkup every boot?

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 persistent on my usb. Every time boot, it starts disk checkup. I have to press Ctrl + C every time. I want to disable it permanently. And also for each shutdown it says press ...
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What is the correct way to create a Persistent Ubuntu 20.04 Usb? [duplicate]

I want to create a persistent Ubuntu 20.04 on my 8GB USB stick. Currently I have both windows and ubuntu as base Os. Better with windows.
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Installing Ubuntu from Live Persistence USB

I am currently running Ubuntu on a live persistence USB and I was wondering if it was possible to install Ubuntu onto the hard drive as well as all the data on the persistence flash drive. Thanks!
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LIve OS updation on pendrive

i have made pendrive as bootable drive without presistant mode.Now i made changes in the iso image and i have to update my pendrive without erasing the contents on the drive. Are there any procedure ...
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How to create macvlan at boot? (19.10)

I run Ubuntu Budgie 19.10 on an Intel based pc, dedicated as NAS. This system runs PiHole as a docker container, and within Docker, a macvlan has been created to make sure the PiHole docker receives ...
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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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Persistent USB / Macbook / Wifi missing on reboot

I made a bootable SSD with Mac Linux USB Loader. Persistence has also been created. On first boot everything goes well. There is no wifi available but choosing additional (Broadcom) drivers solves the ...
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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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Linux live doesn't boot

I'm trying to make a persistent bootable linux OS (via a usb flash-drive), but it fails to boot. I made a non-persistent Linux Live (ubuntu 18.04) awhile ago, and because I don't understand much in ...
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Ubuntu 19.10: clone my current system to a live USB stick (bootable) and also make it persistent

my apologies in advance if this has already been answered elsewhere (something like this has but years ago and I am still confused about the steps to take). Here is my end task: Provide a bootable/...
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Install Ubuntu on USB to use on library PC

I want to install Ubuntu on a usb drive to I can use it on various PCs. I want it installed so it saves the changes I make. It should also not mess up and boot partition or Windows boot manager. I ...
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ubuntu-studio persistent live usb

I created a persistent live USB using: ubuntustudio 19.10 mkusb I follow these simple steps: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14912/create-a-persistent-bootable-ubuntu-usb-flash-drive/ I could setup ...
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How to install studio 19.1o permanently from a Live session

I am trying to permanently install 19.10 Ubuntu-Studio. What do you even call that, permanently installing versus the live version where you can't save things here's a screen shot. When I try to ...
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GNURadio Live CD installed on HDD adding persistence [closed]

I installed gnu radio live cd on my hdd as a third OS on my laptop. Now I can boot in all three of them. But I want the Gnu radio to have persistence as in each time I boot it starts as a live OS. Is ...
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Creating a USB startup disk

I have a 128GB thumb drive that I want to partition for a startup disk and as a 2nd generic storage space partition formatted as FAT or NTFS. How can I create a USB startup disk, using only a portion ...
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Why is casper-rw full on first start on persistent linux?

I used Rufus on Windows 10 for making a persistent linux (Ubuntu 19.10) on a 64GB SSD. I chose 40GB for the persistent partition and after the boot it always ask 'Try Linux on CD or Install it?'. I ...
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Why do I loose storage space with persistent usb stick?

I've been testing >4Gb persistent live-usb with ubuntu 19.10 + rufus on a 32 Gb usb stick but somehow I ran out of space as soon as I upgraded to get full functionality. So I bought a 128 Gb usb ...
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Disk image in read-only with persistent storage image

so i already know how to create and mount disk images but here is the example idea of what im looking for create a image (ext4) as DiskA.img, mount it, fill it with data, remount read-only i would ...
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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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Persistent Lubuntu USB doesn't boot

I've installed a persistent installation of Lubuntu 19.04 on my USB a while back, which was running with no problems until the booting process started giving errors. Only the lines after and ...
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Why Doesn't a Bootable USB Boot

This question is asked often in Ask Ubuntu, sometimes with few hints about the situation. Please provide a list of possible reasons to help troubleshoot the problem.
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Installing programs on persistent live disk

I believe my internal disk has failed but I am not entirely sure. In order to detect this, and until I can replace it, I made a persistent live disk off an external hard drive. I tested that it ...
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How to make a persistent Drive using Startup Disk Creator

With Ubuntu 19.10, Startup Disk Creator automatically creates a casper-rw partition. This can be a good thing when using large flash drives so the whole drive is not used for an install that only ...
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Why Doesn't my Bootable USB Boot

This question is asked often in Ask Ubuntu, sometimes with few hints about the situation. There are many reasons a persistent USB might not boot BIOS USB not set as first hard drive in BIOS Problems ...
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Making ip commands persistent

I want to use the ip-command to change my network config occasionally. How can I make these commands persist across boots? I am using Kubuntu 19.10... Thanks for your help
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How do I create enough space for Steam on a persistent live USB?

I'm a newcomer to Ubuntu (due to the upcoming Windows 7 EOL) and I'm trying to test Ubuntu on a bootable USB stick, but I cannot get Steam to run because of a lack of space. How should I distribute ...

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