I have made a USB boot-drive for Linux Mint 14 32-bit. There is a 1.5 GB Persistent file on it, though I haven't really found out what it is used for yet.
I had installed some new packages, but when I clicked the icon of Blender 3D and selected 'add to panel', it did that but then suddenly all the quick-launch icons disappeared and my screen froze. I had to cut the power off to reboot. It booted into the initial state of Linux Mint, before all the changes and new package installs.
Is there a way for me to install Linux packages directly onto my USB drive, so that I can have my fully customized Linux Mint on-the-go?