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Old 04-15-2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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USB Drive with Fedora installed. Loses new setting and programs on restart


I succefully installed Fedora 16 onto a pen drive. When I go into System Setting and making changes, or I use Add/Remove Software to install new software the settings are changed and the new software runs.

However when I log off and close down or restart all setting and new programs disapear!!!! so when I restart the system is just like new. Even Firefox loses its history.

Confused!!!
 
Old 04-15-2012, 09:39 AM   #2
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Persistent storage creation. This lets you to allocate extra space on your USB stick, allowing you to save files and make modifications to your live operating system that will persist after you reboot. This essentially lets you carry your own personalized Fedora with you at all times.
https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/

Install the live usb creator. Make another USB drive with it with persistence.
 
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:45 AM   #3
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Thanks.

The way I installed the system was the same as you are suggesting. I will try it again though.

Sorry I misunderstood the use of persistent, (I still find it confusing!). I have a 16 gig pendrive so I will set the persistent to 16 gig

Did this now getting this message:

Download failed: IOError: <urlopen error [Errno 11001] getaddrinfo failed>

Last edited by Antonio48; 04-15-2012 at 10:22 AM. Reason: Misunderstood the meaning of persistent
 
Old 04-15-2012, 12:10 PM   #4
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Download failed: IOError: <urlopen error [Errno 11001] getaddrinfo failed>
Download Fedora 16 from Fedoras site to your hardrive. Then use the Browse button to grab the Iso. I suggest doing a md5sum check also of downloaded iso to check for corrupted download before installing to usb.

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so I will set the persistent to 16 gig
I would check size of Iso in properties first. Then subtract size of iso from persistent.
I use AntiX which we have our own antix2usb.sh that makes persistent usb drives of only AntiX.So I have no experience with what I am suggesting. I am a .deb guy instead of a .rpm kind of guy.
 
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:24 PM   #5
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Thank you for your help. I did manage to get it working and then read up a bit more on Live and Persistent.

I had not realised the limitation of "Live" installations. I wanted Linux for the processing of astronomical images using one specific programme not available for windows. I had not realised how persistent worked that "Live" does not allow delete of temp and other files.

As I will be processing 1 gig a night, the installation will be no use after a week!

I will now look to see how it is possible to do a normal installation of Linux to a pendrive.

Although new to Linux I used to work with Unix systems 30 years ago for 10 years with a fraction of the storage capacity of a pendrive.

Thanks again
 
Old 04-15-2012, 09:05 PM   #6
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It's not Fedora. But check My blog on page 2 in this forum for a old how to I made for

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I will now look to see how it is possible to do a normal installation of Linux to a pendrive.
It'll be titled
Install AntiX 8.2 Final on External Flash Drive on Asus EEE 900

It will just give you a general idea on what what pitfalls may arise and what
snafus to jump over.
 
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:20 AM   #7
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If you've got a 16GB pen drive, you might be best served by doing a full installation of Fedora 16 to it. I've been doing full installations of the LXDE spin to 4GB and larger flash drives for a while. No worries about corrupting the persistence file.
 
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