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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How to access writable partition on Ubuntu booted from USB flash drive?

I created a bootable USB flash drive with ubuntu-mate-22.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso using Startup Disk Creator. It created writable partition from the remaining space left. I copied a few programs to this ...
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Making Ubuntu USB pendrive with persistent memory from live USB

I'm trying to turn live USB into live USB with persistent memory. I'm following this procedure. The procedure says to "Add a Space and persistent after quiet splash --- in the following files&...
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How did my 20.04 LTS install to an external SSD go so .....wrong?

The Objective: A Live/LTS/Persistent Memory, 20.04 install on an external SSD to use on my Windows 11 devices. I'm using a Lenovo ThinkPad, and a San Disk Extreme Portable SSD as the target and a ...
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Grub2 | Can not locate iso file

I am trying to add an Ubuntu 20.04.4 ISO to Grub2 and it says it can not find the ISO file. I am currently running Debian 11 32bit- my computer is a bit of a weird one, a 32bit BIOS but the CPU ...
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Add Iptables rule to the Kubernetes nodes

I am trying to restrict SSH to my kubernetes nodes by adding some iptables rules, but it seems that iptables rules are managed by kube-proxy. In my test after adding some rules to the INPUT chain, ...
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My pendrive is not visible due to bad flashing AFAIK

I was trying to flash my pendrive with Ubuntu 22.04 using Rufus and tried to add persistence partition size to it, Not sure why it didn't flash properly and gave me error as device not found. So I ...
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Is it possible to turn Normal Ubuntu Live USB to persistent USB (without any other devices or USB sticks)?

I have an Ubuntu live USB and I don't have any other PC, laptop, or USB sticks. Can I make my live USB persistent? If not, is there any other way to save files in it so that they will stay there even ...
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How do I format a stubborn usb pendrive?

Long story short I have a microsd card which was used as an installer for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and somehow stopped working for anything else but "viewing" It has a 6GB persistent volume (casper-...
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Persistent live-usb stuck at Checking Disks

So I have a persistent live-usb that gets stuck at boot during the disk check. It won't let me skip with ctrl+c. The only solution I've found is to edit the grub.cfg file to skip the disk check but I ...
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Load iptables rules on boot

I use Ubuntu 20 (server) and I made some iptables rules, but they are not loaded after reboot, so I installed package iptables-persistent, then using iptables-save I saved current rules using command ...
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Ubuntu Live USB + Persistent partition has painfully slow boot, 32 minutes vs. 2 minutes without Persistent partition

Ubuntu 20.04.3 64-bit 8GB flash drive, written via Rufus Legacy BIOS, old dual core processor, USB 2.0, 8GB RAM Hello: Ubuntu Live USB without Persistent partition boots quickly. With a 3GB ...
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Non-persistent installation on hdd

I'm looking for a way to make an Ubuntu installation non-persistent, but I don't want it to completly reset itself after reboot. Instead I want it to go back to a specific point where all required ...
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Persistent storage: How do I set it up using Ubuntu Live 22.04 LTS?

I've just downloaded the latest version of Ubuntun for Desktop, version 22.04 LTS. At the moment, I don't want to install it onto my hard disk drive. I wish to try it first. Does Ubuntu Live 22.04 LTS ...
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Can i install ubuntu on an SSD from a persistent live OS and get to keep all the data, programs and settings in the new installation?

I have been trying Ubuntu 20.04 running as persistent live from a 32 GB flash drive, i have setup a lot of programs, settings and gnome extensions and have a lot of data saved there as well, that ...
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sudo update-grub /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `/cow'

when I execute the following command a error message appears: sudo update-grub /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `/cow' I am using my ubuntu in a persitent usb mode. How I ...
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Persistent or Install Ubuntu in my USB linked with temporal files

well I have this question, I want to install ubuntu (not live) in my usb. The thing is I'm worried because it seems, that this method is not recommended because will force the system to write ...
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Best Practices for persisting nftables rules

I'm new to Ubuntu having moved from hosting on CentOS7 which was using iptables and I was comfortable with how apf and bfd handled (hid) iptables from me.. and it was working well So, I've moved to ...
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persistence: how to modify location of upper and work directories?

I have release 20.04 LTS. When I boot liveUSB with persistence option, on USB two folders are created (as I understand during first time boot): work, upper. I want to rename them / assign different ...
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chown operation isn't persistent after reboot on 20.04

Recently I have an issue where I have to use a tty to change permissions of my home directory back to my primary user and this happens at every boot. I have no idea what is causing this to not be ...
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Live persistence vs. Full Install in an external SSD

I will be installing Ubuntu on an external SSD, and I have two options: A regular, "Full" installation A "live install" with persistence I'd like to understand the difference ...
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Would it be possible to create additional partitions (e.g. /home) on a Xubuntu 20.04 Live stick?

Recently I made a live USB stick with Xubuntu 20.04.02 LTS with Startup media creator (this might be usb-creator-gtk). I tried to resize the partition after creating the stick in order to provide an ...
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Corresponding Edit In grub.cfg

How would you translate this single edited line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="amdgpu.ppfeaturemask=0xffffffff" from /etc/default/grub to /mnt/boot/grub/grub.cfg on mkusb 18.04.5 LTS ...
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How to turn my Live USB to Persistence Live USB?

I don't have another computer to use rufus and create a persistent USB. For that reason I used my android to make my USB bootable. Yeah, I've created a ext4 partition. I just want to use that as a ...
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Not able to access an encrypted partition from a persistent Live Ubuntu Installation

I installed a Live Ubuntu 20.04 with persistent storage on a USB (a). And I have been using it very well until now. However, when I tried to access another USB (b) with an encrypted partition, I got a ...
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What is the simplest way to make ip link add/addr commands exist after a reboot?

after each restart of my server (ubuntu server 20.04) i have to give these commands: sudo ip link add macvlan0 link eth0 type macvlan mode bridge sudo ip addr add 192.168.1.200/29 dev macvlan0 sudo ip ...
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Firefox is running out of disk space. Website contents may not display properly

I'm getting this error in Firefox on a Yumi multiboot Ubuntu 20.04 Live USB with Persistence. It also says "Visit "Learn More" to optimize your disk usage for better browsing ...
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How can I find out the file causing complaints during boot time? (persistent live stick)

I have made a persistent live stick with Ubuntustudio 20.04 from ubuntustudio-20.04.2.0-dvd-amd64.iso. I applied some changes to it (e.g. install Chromium and uninstall Firefox, because it caused ...
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Way to speed up cp -a (using cp -a within a thumb drive is very slow)

When using a thumb drive with a persistent operating system, it happens that the persistent partition casper-rw gets corrupted, if one pulls out the thumb drive too early after shutting down the ...
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persistant live-USB doesn't save my wifi password

I have a persistant live-USB with an almost empty casper-rw part. And I know the persistant part works because when I open firefox, it opens the tabs from my last session. But each time I reboot, I ...
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How to make a persistent USB/SD from Mac

I've been searching the internet for ages now and I haven't been able to find a way to make a persistent Ubuntu 20.04 USB from a Mac. All the articles seem to either be outdated or just say "now ...
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USB - filesystem is read only, what command added to a config file that runs every boot might fix this?

im using VERSION="18.04.5 LTS (Bionic Beaver) and everything goes well, but after a time it restarts and says filesystem is read-only. and i have to reflash. any solutions? PS i only have access ...
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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 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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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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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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