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toomanyquestions
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Live USB and persistence

Post by toomanyquestions » Mon May 23, 2016 12:12 pm

I'm interested in creating a live usb with persistence. Is any one familiar with - Live USB Install (http://live.learnfree.eu/en/)? I'm looking for a tool that will work when one is using a linux system. I've read unetbootin doesn't always set up the persistence properly. In the event I am forced to set-up persistence via windows, any thoughts about pendrivelinux (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/liveusb-in ... b-creator/)?

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Re: Live USB and persistence

Post by pdc_2 » Tue May 24, 2016 1:50 am

"Is any one familiar with - Live USB Install" .........I am not and would suggest you use the programmes mentioned on various ubuntu wiki:

eg https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Insta ... omUSBStick this from 2014 talks about what can be done:

and links to this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb/persistent using mkusb which you download from a ppa called mkusb

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I guess when one is starting off on a topic, one wants a simple list of steps to take: 1,2,3,4,5 ...... unfortunately when experts advise, they often give you heaps of data: so the two links above tell what to do: with huge amounts of detail!! ..........you need to sort through them:

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we used to use the programme usb-creator that you can find on synaptic: it gives a GUI and I believe has an option on the screen to create a persistent version: perhaps you try that first?

the advice seems to be: best if you have usb3 ports, and a decent size of usb stick ..........

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Re: Live USB and persistence

Post by Instigator » Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:59 am

There's a program I have on my desktop what lets you build a live install with 4GB to save data.

Once I'm home I'll get you it's name.

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Re: Live USB and persistence

Post by Mute Ant » Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:50 am

The unetbootin package is in the Software Manager...which gives it a 'tested-by-roberts' sticker for use in Mint. I had no problems making a bootable 4GB persistent Mint 17.2 using only Mint components. If you intend the stick to work on any computer with a USB port, I suggest you use a 32-bit distribution. USB1 ports are horribly slow...but so are computers that only have USB1.
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Re: Live USB and persistence

Post by Instigator » Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:44 am

Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.6.4

That's the program it's very easy to use even I done it without messing it up lol

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Re: Live USB and persistence

Post by JEB » Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:48 pm

Just made a portable Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit usb. Have used on my laptop and desktop with no problems, other than slooooooow. However it works great. Upgraded the kernal to 4.2.0-18. Followed the guide given in link that follows. All from a mint Live USB. No special software or programs. :D

http://www.linuxveda.com/2011/05/30/ins ... inux-mint/

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