Questions tagged [persistence]

Persistence is the space on your USB key the will be used to store information, so that that information is still there after a reboot. This tag MEANS THE SAME as persistent.

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GNURadio Live CD installed on HDD adding persistence

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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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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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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How is it easier to make a persistent live drive with Ubuntu 19.10?

Persistent live drive with a partition for persistence There are some web sites describing new tools new features in [new versions of] old tools that can create a persistent live drive from an iso ...
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How to clone a bootable Ubuntu USB stick into a larger one?

I have a bootable 32 GB Ubuntu USB stick with persistent storage. The 32 GB USB stick is getting full, so I want to clone it into a 64 GB USB stick and increase both the casper-rw and the usbdata ...
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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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How can I make a 19.04 persistent live USB from Windows?

I am trying to make a persistent USB, but all the methods do not work. I haven't tried the mkusb method because I have Windows 10. So how would I make a persistent Ubuntu live USB from a Windows 10 ...
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Kernel 4.15.0-48 causes Nvidia persistence daemon problem during boot

Few days ago kernel 4.15.0-48 got installed by system update on my Ubuntu 18.04.2 system and since there the system will hang during boot, caused by the Nvidea persistence damon, see screenshot. If I ...
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Non-persistent Ubuntu 18.04 install?

How can I install a non-persistent version of Ubuntu 18.04 on my computer (not a live usb), so when I reboot my computer it would be like a fresh install (minus the installation wizard)? Thanks
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Disable persistence on HDD install (public pc)

I've created a Ubuntu based environment for a public pc. Now I want to be able to prevent users from saving any changes (including 3rd party apication data such as office documents or browser data). ...
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My Ubuntu works in USB thumb drive but it's not persistent in spite of 4gb persistence space

I installed the LTS distro of Ubuntu on a 32gb flash drive and I can boot to it but there is no persistence. My text files and directory aren't there. Any suggestions?
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Ubuntu persistence error

I've been attempting to create a persistent version of Ubuntu using gparted. After allocating a new partition and trying to format it to ext4, I'm getting errors saying that partitions inside of my ...
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Persistence, casper-rw partition problems

I've been through numerous sites/forums/how-to's and still am baffled. What is causing the problem, I believe, is the casper-rw partition not being recognized at bootup. I have looked at few posts ...
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How to make a live Ubuntu 18.04 USB with a persistent storage of more than 4GB

After many unsuccessful trials based on almost everything about this topic on the Internet, I decided to ask this question again. There is almost a perfect answer in this platform, but it did not work....
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How to make a live usb persistent [Manual Method]

on my job i use a pendrive of 8GB, with partitions NOTE : Only Manual Method, not with automatized tools Partition 1 : Format FAT32, label "CASPER-RW", 6,2 GB Free Partition 2 : Fommat FAT32, label ...
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How can I turn live CD running with installed applications into an in-place install

I have a Live CD instance running of the latest Ubuntu with some applications installed and some configurations made. Is there anyway to turn this directly into an in place install? I'm aware of ...
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Does the current Live USB made from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS have persistence?

Just downloaded and installed the ISO of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS onto a flash drive. Does that have persistence? If not, how can I generate a Live USB with persistence?
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How long is it supposed to take “creating a persistant file” with Universal USB Installer?

Creating a persistent file. Progress will not move until finished... It's been at it for 3-4 hours. I selected to install Ubuntu on a near empty drive (With just the image file of the OS installer in ...
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How to save files from a live usb boot to computer?

Here's the scenario: I would like to use a live USB to boot up my computer sometimes and access large programs that I want to run in Ubuntu only. However, I only have access to an 8gb USB drive, and ...
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Why won't 16.04.03 with persistence boot on Dell Inspirion?

I have two USB sticks with 16.04.03 installed on them. One with persistence, the other not. Both boot fine on my VAIO laptop. But the one with persistence will not boot on my Dell Inspirion. Why not?...
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Can I boot a Live USB *with persistence* fully to RAM, allowing me to remove the disk?

I've learned from this post that it is possible to boot a live usb without persistence entirely into ram. This is done by adding the toram boot parameter as explained in that post. If we instead have ...
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How to improve persistence USB speed?

As I am not able to carry my laptop, so I carry a persistent installation of Ubuntu on my USB 2.0 16GB pendrive for my linux class. The problem I face is that when I use Live mode it is fast enough ...
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Add persistance on bootable flashdrive from the bootable flashdrive

I am currently booted from Ubuntu on a flash drive. However, it doesn't have persistence. Is there a way to give it persistence while booted on it without reinstalling it? I don't have admin on the ...
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what is the best casper-rw / live-rw format and why

Background Persistent live systems with Ubuntu store the data to persist in a file named 'casper-rw' or partition labeled 'casper-rw'. In addition there can be a file or partition 'home-rw' to store ...
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Casper-rw files larger than 4GB - please confirm

It seems to be generally accepted in Ask Ubuntu that the maximum size for a casper-rw file is limited to 4GB, there are many posts that state so. I recently noticed that syslinux 6.03 now supports ...
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NVIDIA Settings Persistence

I'm quite new to the whole desktop Ubuntu scene, but I'm trying to get my NVIDIA settings to persist but it has a hard time doing it. So far I've tried doing sudo nvidia-settings and saving that to ...
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Persistence Problem in Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus

I've had a problem with the persistence module in Ubuntu 17.04. (I have used this particular file for any diagnostic help: ubuntu-17.04-desktop-amd64.iso.) I have followed several steps including: ...
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Can I create a persistent live USB of Ubuntu?

I made a bootable USB drive of the downloadable Ubuntu 16.10, ran, and installed from it. Fine. Now after making some stock additions (like Samba, Wine, and such) I'd like to make a USB bootable ...
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How can I add applications of my choice to Ubuntu Installation image? [duplicate]

So, I tried searching google for this but did not really get an answer to. What I am looking for is adding applications to a Ubuntu Installation image. I know I can create a live USB with persistence ...
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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 ...
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Nvida Persistence Daemon fails to load Ubuntu GNOME 16.10

The laptop I am using is a Lenovo Yoga 710 15' (with GTX 940MX). The computer can boot, however, I always get the nvidia persistence daemon load failure when I boot up. And advice would be ...
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ENCYRPTED partition-wide persistance in Ubuntu

I am making a Ubuntu live boot USB for my own project, which contains many private coding, so I need to make my persistence partition encrypted. Just like the one in Kali Linux, LUKS and persistence ...
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MultiBoot with Multiple Persistent partitions

What I want - A flashdrive that can boot multiple versions of Ubuntu, (from iso files), each with it's own persistent partition. What I don't want - A flashdrive with a persistent file limited to 4GB,...
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Fully functional, architecture-agnostic portable USB Ubuntu installation?

According to docs on the Ubuntu site, the ubuntu installer can be run in 'live' mode (that is for sure), and during start up enables creating a persistent volume on the very usb stick it was installed ...
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Over 4GB Persistence on LiveUSB Boot drive

I want to create a USB drive with Linux on it and some games installed. I have figured out it's pretty hard. I have been doing different stuff for a lot of hours already and never really got it ...
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How to Create (Overcome Errors) Greater than 4GB Persistence for USB Ubuntu

I am unsuccessfully trying to do what is described in this thread: create a larger than 4GB persistence for my Live USB for Ubuntu. My goal is to have a portable version of Ubuntu with persistence ...
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Is Persistence too small for installing 16.04?

While I tried again to install 16.04 on pre-formatted LUKS + lvm2, I created an USB(3) live stick (with usb-creator-gtk, from 14.04). There I choosed a permanence of 4 GiB, for preserving my work ...
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Mounting disk automatically on terminal and persist across users and restarts

On the GUI, we can click on the File > Devices > HDD-Name to automatically mount the disks to /media/. I could mount them one by one manually, i.e. https://superuser.com/questions/467170/how-...
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Installing Ubuntu on a 128GB thumb drive

This is my first time using the forum and Ubuntu, so I apologize in advance if I do something wrong or don't understand. Recently, I purchased a 128GB thumb drive that I wanted to install Ubuntu 14....
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Install persistent version of USB onto a hard drive

If this has been asked before, I am sorry ahead of time. It is extremely difficult to find what I am trying to ask because there are so many threads on installing persistent installations onto pen ...
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Why cannot I get a live-USB to use a partition for persistence? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 to a 16GB pendrive so as to obtain a Live OS that stores persistent data on an ext4 partition. I followed the instructions on various tutorials and answers, recently on ...
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Best tool to Install Linux onto USB using Windows? [closed]

What is the best tool to use to create a live USB with persistant data? I have tried Universal USB Installer one but within half an hour of using booting into it if I restart something happens either ...
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How can I install Ubuntu onto a flash drive and boot from any PC using EFI?

I have been looking at Live disks with persistence and the fact that you can install Ubuntu to a Flash Drive, but there seems to be no stated way to install Ubuntu on a USB drive with persistence and ...
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Persistence USB with External Python Libraries

I have a fresh install of a Ubuntu 14.04 on a flash drive with 4GB persistence space, and I want to install easy_install, pip, ipython, and other external python libraries that can easily be accessed ...
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Can I install ubuntu on USB with pendrivelinux WITHOUT touching my laptops HDD / Boot ?MBR etc?

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04LTS with persistence on my 32GB USB Flash drive, probably using PendriveLinux). The question is that I will do it on a borrowed laptop and since I want to use this flash ...
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Can you make a Live DVD Persistent?

Can you install ubuntu on to a dvd and then somehow turn persistence on? I know there is a way to turn persistence on for thumb drives (I'm out of them at the moment), but what about dvds? I just want ...
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How do you use persistence in UEFI mode?

When booting a LiveUSB into UEFI mode, persistence is not available. When booting into legacy mode, it works fine. why? And how may I resolve this?
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Full Install on flash drive with the hardware detection of a LiveCD

My goal is to do a standard installation of Ubuntu on a flash drive. I have 32 GB and 64G B sticks available so I am not concerned about space issues. My concern is that most "live" distros have far ...
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Persistent data on external HDD

my dad's HDD has died in his laptop but he does not want me to open it up. It has been running Lubuntu for over a year but refuses to run Windows, but it is really ugly and hard for him to use. I plan ...
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Persistent live USB Ubuntu 14 not working

Used Fedora Live USB creator 3.12 to create a live USB of Ubuntu 14 (latest 64 bit build) I can successfully boot the USB on my Surface Pro 3 but I cannot get the persistence to work. It is not an ...