I have installed on an USB pendrive memory pin/stick Linux Mint 8.0
and I want to know if the standard version of Linux Mint write to USB memory if "live" install?
I tried to
sudo apt-get install iotop
so I could get what is going on. The USB is a Kingston Flash memory.
As you know standard Linux distros do a lot of writing to the HDD.
But maybe the live version of Linux Mint 8.0 is a special version that never write?
I made it "persistent" using the Pendrivelinux program.
So two questions.
1. How do I look at a log or install a program that can monitor writings to the USB?
2. Are the Linux Mint 8.0 live distro by default set to never write to the CD/DVD/USB?
By using this tutorial, the persistent feature works as it does in Ubuntu, allowing you to save most of your changes.
Linux Mint 8 Helena Desktop Screenshot
I like the program very much. But have to know these things. When does it write to the USB if only installed on the USB in persistent mode.