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Old 07-01-2009, 10:51 PM   #1
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Linux mint question


So I have installed linux mint on my flash drive and according to what I read it should be able to save the changes that I have made to it but it doesnt. Everything seems to work fine just if I change a anything it doesnt save.

Can anyone tell me how to fix the issue??

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Old 07-02-2009, 12:20 PM   #2
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no one can help??
 
Old 07-02-2009, 12:34 PM   #3
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/blog/h...ent-usb.-1455/
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopi...ilit=usb+stick

Here are a couple other links to threads which maybe you haven't read.
If you could provide a step by step list of exactly what you have tried, maybe another Mint user could point out what you missed or where you went wrong.
I don't use Mint, so I cannot help specifically with it, but just wanted to suggest you provide a bit more info so someone *can* help you.

Sasha
 
Old 07-02-2009, 01:11 PM   #4
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lactose:

we need more information what is actually happening and how far have you done to solve.

I only suspect that your username has no write permission to your flash drive. Do this--

a) launch your Menu>Administration>Users applet
b) add your username to groups like "messagebus" "daemon" "haldaemon" "dbus" "power" "plugdev" or if you feel safe add "admin" to it;
c) reboot

It doesn't hurt if you try it.

good luck.
 
Old 07-02-2009, 05:55 PM   #5
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What I've done so far is put linux mint on a CD which I then put in the computer. After booting I downloaded usb creator from synemptic (cant remember the spelling)and used USB creator write linux on my 4gb flash drive. Later I made changes on the os but they were not saved.

I am about to do what you guys recommended.

thanks
 
Old 07-02-2009, 06:21 PM   #6
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What is this kernal thing that is talked about in the first link provided by GrapefruiTgirl?
 
Old 07-02-2009, 06:35 PM   #7
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Put simply: The 'Linux Kernel' is the heart of a Linux operating system. The kernel is the central item between the hardware and the software.

If you could copy & paste the exact area where you need clarification from that article, that'd be great. Just copy a few lines before & after where you need clarification.
 
Old 07-02-2009, 07:04 PM   #8
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8) Once it finishes, reboot with the USB.

9) Hit [Tab] at the Mint boot menu and add "persistent" to the kernel line

10) Boot it, change some settings, like changing wallpaper, fonts etc and reboot again adding the same "persistent" word to the kernel. Also check /home to make sure it has spanned the entire space of the assigned perisitent storage.

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It is number nine that I am having the issue with. What I have done is started up mint as usual and then pressed it reads (Automatic boot up in 10 seconds". I then press the space bar and am given the following screen.

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Options:

Start Linux Mint
Start Linux Mint (compadibililty mode)
Start the installer only
Check the integrity of the cd
Memory test
Boot from local drive

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I selected "Start Linux Mint" and pressed tab. At which point I am given a bunch of code (I suppose) at the bottom of the screen. As mentioned in step 9 I typed "persistent" and pressed enter. After getting into the os I changed the wallpaper and rebooted but when I got back on linux the wall paper was back to its default.

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