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Questions tagged [persistent]

Persistent 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 persistence.

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How do you create a persistent Ubuntu USB so I can boot anywhere I want [duplicate]

All the Ubuntu USBs I've tried making are all either A. Persistent but don't even show up on the boot menu of other PCs B. Not persistent, show up in the boot menu of any PC, but it says something ...
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Update/Install errors

I'm running Xubuntu on a USB (the version where everytime it loads it asks if I want to install it or try before installing, persistent live?) and I seem to get stuck in a cycle of sudo apt-get ...
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How to increase persistent file size?

I am currently using 32 GB flash disk to use Ubuntu using live boot. I made it bootable using YUMI and set the file system to NTFS and persistent size 8GB. But now, I am running low in space and want ...
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kwin config is not persistent

I just changed BorderlessMaximizedWindows setting in ~/.config/kwinrc to true to hide window title bar and it works, but after restart of my PC my kwin config is reset to default settings, so ...
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ubuntu live persistense created usb not saving the data [duplicate]

I recently made a bootable USB of Ubuntu 18.0 LTS with unetbootin and Linux live USB creator and universal USB to save the settings and data. but every time I reboot my system my settings and data is ...
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Persistent Dynamic MOTD during SSH sessions

I tried searching but haven't found what I am looking for.. Is it possible for ubuntu server while during a SSH connection to have a persistent and self updating MOTD? The MOTD would be displaying ...
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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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Persistent USB boot error

I made a (persistent) bootable USB of Ubuntu 18.04 I get the error below. BusyBox v1.27.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3) built-in shell(ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built in commands. (initramfs) ...
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How to mount casper persistent partition in “read only” mode?

my target is to use my Ubuntu "persistent" partition in read-only mode. In my boot menu, I would like to have ideally two optional commands, calling two different initrd.lz, one mounting casper in RW,...
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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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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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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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Can't connect a monitor (persistent live-usb session)

I'm using a persistent live usb on a laptop, and I can't seem to get it to connect to any of the monitors I plug in. I added the boot parameter acpi=off because it won't run without it. In addition, ...
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Setting up QXL video for multihead on guest side

So here's the situation - I have an Ubuntu Desktop KVM guest using a Spice server with QXL video. I can access the guest using virt-viewer and select additional displays for a multi-head experience. ...
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Is it possible to create Ubuntu Persistent Storage file on a hard disk

I've been using Puppy linux for a while and i'm interested on trying Ubuntu. is it possible to create a Persistent Storage the same way Puppy use? puppy saves changes to a file on my hard disk and ...
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multiboot persistent usb (windows10 WindowsToGo / Ubuntu 17.04)

I would like to have dualboot usb with WindowsToGo (win10) and Ubuntu (17.04) and both to be persistent! (being persistent is the heart of the question). I have investigated YUMI,MultiBootUSB,...
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Error performing sudo apt update in persistent live boot system (ubuntu 16.04 LTS)

I had the following issue while performing sudo apt-get update while trying to install opencv and python packages: root@ubuntu:~# apt-get update Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - ...
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Live Linux with persistent Fails to boot [duplicate]

I recently downloaded Lubuntu 17.04 and created live USB with Unetbootin from windows 10. Method I used is: Seperate USB partition to : OS(2GiB-FAT32) casper-rw(4GiB-ext4) home-rw(54GiB-ntfs) using ...
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Does persistence kills USB sticks?

Some claims (here and here) on the internet states that persistence reduces lifespan of the USB stick. Is this true? If Yes, Why is this true? How reduced is the lifespan?
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Customized distro+persistence to ISO, how to make it work?

We have a distro, Lubuntu 16.04, which we want to pack with a concrete SW, ToolboX (util/deb/toolbox_1.0-1.deb will install Geany, LaTeX packages, GNU Octave, etc., some extra 1.2GB, overall). Now, we ...
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Add Guest user to Persistent flash drive

Persistent flash drives made using the leading boot drive creators such as mkusb, Unetbootin, Rufus, YUMI, etc do not come with a Guest user, as does a normal desktop install or Full install to ...
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How to prevent Persistent install on USB from accessing the HDD

How can I prevent a Persistent or Full install on USB from accessing the computer's HDD? If I log in as guest, I can not access the HDD, however there is no persistence between sessions. I would like ...
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How to enable persistence in Ubuntu's live CD (made with Unetbootin)?

I have an 8gb USB that I used with Unetbootin to install Ubuntu 17.04 live CD. I enabled persistence during the installation but once I rebooted, everything was back to default. According to Gparted, ...
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How to reduce demand the writing?

I use a live USB stick with persistence, but what I realize is that the USB Stick does not meet the writing demand. When I open two web pages at the same time, for example, it's like I'm browsing on a ...
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Best way to setup my external drive (with usefull partitions and appropriate partition table)

I am not exactly a newbie linux user (I use mostly debian based distros for years) but I have to ask because it is a complicated question. I have an external hard drive and I want to use it with the ...
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Why the saved changes(persistent) are not loaded into RAM?

What I want to do: I want to load Ubuntu from USB disk, install various programs(e.g. git etc), make these changes persistent. Then I want to set grub to load everything(ubuntu with the installed ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 with install from persistent USB

How would I go about dual booting my Windows 10 system with Ubuntu 16.04.2 while keeping the changes made to my persistent Ubuntu USB? I have tried searching all over for this but all I found was ...
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Persistent Storage on live USB drive

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 iso18cc54af55d7ca931bbb8588e8d9c1bd. Everything works fine, but the ...
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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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Pendrive with Persistent Partion out of space in OS partition

I have created an Ubuntu16.04 'Persistent Pendrive' which was working perfectly for about a month, but now it seems to be running out of space. Specifically: I used the information in this link, see ...
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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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Making a live USB with persistent storage

I'm trying to make a Ubuntu live USB, but I have run into some problems: Used LiveUSB install on my Lubuntu laptop. Breaks USB drive until reformatted, does not boot. Used Startup Disk Creator on ...
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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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Make Xubuntu 16.04 persist on Windows hdd

It's been quite some years since I last used a live system. I remember being able to achieve persistence in 2 ways: put the live image on the windows partition and save data in the live image ...
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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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Creating Persistent p2p Groups in Ubuntu

I would like to form persistent group so that after a disconnection, when previously disconnected device sends connection invitation GO doesn't need to accept the invitation. Here's an example, which ...
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Persistent storage not working

i made a Ubuntu live usb stick using Lili software. After that i made a partition using Gparted on kali of 3.5GB for persistent storage and renamed it casper-rw. But everytime i reboot the files i ...
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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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persistent mode ubuntu 16.04 live

I unpack ubuntu 16.04 iso on my external HDD with GPT (made in Gparted - because of asus UEFI) - everything is fine, but I can't create working persistent storage... I've tried to create the second ...
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Install Ubuntu on USB with hardware detection and EFI + Legacy

I would like to install Ubuntu on a flash drive with the following specifications: I want to be able to make updates, be able to install my own software, have a persistent partition for my data, ...
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Password in Persistent Live USB - is it possible?

I've just created the persistent live usb (using mkusb - persistence works). The problem is that there is no password and any program can be installed from terminal with root. Is it possible to ...
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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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PXE Boot into Ubuntu Live + Persistence (casper-rw): Possible? Limitations?

I have setup a PXE Boot Server on the network (Not Ubuntu, but NethServer for anyone interested), and have gotten Ubuntu 16.04 booting properly from this server. Here is the pxelinux.cfg/default ...
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Persistant casper-rw drive not booting

Following a tutorial I attempted to create a casper-rw drive in ext4 to make space for my program s(In xubuntu). I used Unebootin to create a 4gb persistant file on my fat32 partition. The boot was ...
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Increase persistent Casper RW file

Completely new to Linux, decided to install Xubuntu onto a usb using the universal usb installer. I have a 64gb usb stick. I set everything up, booted into live - persistent and everything seemed ...
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“Can't open /scripts/casper”

After attempting to upgrade from xenial to yakkety on a Live USB, I encountered an error upon attempting to reboot. During the boot, there is a kernel panic, evidently caused by the fact that /init is ...
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What program to use when you want to create a persistent storage live usb IN Ubuntu?

What program to use inside ubuntu to create ubuntu persistent storage usb? Edit: It is a PERSISTENT STORAGE. How do I make a bootable Ubuntu USB? is not the answer, actually I tried Startup disk ...
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How does the size of the persistent file in a live version affect performance?

Having, say, a 4GB USB pendrive, if 0.5GB is reserved for the persistent installation, will this perform better or worst than reserving 1, 2 or 3GB? Let's assume that little space is needed, way less ...
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Create User Account on Persistent Live USB Drive

I created a persistent live drive with Ubuntu 16.04.1 using mkusb. It does boot into the live user session account. I tried to create a new user and gave it admin privileges. But it behaves strangely, ...
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“Make Startup Utility” does not save LiveUSB changes

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS to SSD, installed few packages which were not installed by default and made some sshd and networking related changes. Then I wanted to create a LiveUSB of this ...