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Old 05-17-2008, 11:26 AM   #1
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Live user to Persistent ?


Hello,

I have managed to install ubuntu Heron Live CD on one off my mac (macbook pro penry) and having using it as a Live user as well as installing on other HD. My question is how can I turn this Live CD to a "Persistent" mode so that I can retain all my setting w/o having to do it again every time.
 
Old 05-17-2008, 02:23 PM   #2
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You use the version you have installed and not the live version
 
Old 05-17-2008, 02:43 PM   #3
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i hope this link will help

that previous reply was all B.S.

this link will answer your questions...

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveUsbPendrivePersistent

the short answer is to install Ubuntu to a thumb drive and boot and run it off the thumb drive. all your settings stay with you.

if you have to use a cd drive then mounting your home drive off a thumb drive would allow you to maintain your settings. do a google search on "ubuntu persistent" and the first few results have script examples on how to do just this.

if you are stuck using CD only, then i'm not to sure if it can be done (remote mounting of /home through a network?)

hope this helps (it will be more helpful anyways than the non-answer that AceofSpades19 gave you)
 
Old 05-17-2008, 03:08 PM   #4
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that previous reply was all B.S.

this link will answer your questions...

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveUsbPendrivePersistent

the short answer is to install Ubuntu to a thumb drive and boot and run it off the thumb drive. all your settings stay with you.

if you have to use a cd drive then mounting your home drive off a thumb drive would allow you to maintain your settings. do a google search on "ubuntu persistent" and the first few results have script examples on how to do just this.

if you are stuck using CD only, then i'm not to sure if it can be done (remote mounting of /home through a network?)

hope this helps (it will be more helpful anyways than the non-answer that AceofSpades19 gave you)
I misread the question, I thought he was just talking about how to use it so it saves his settings
 
Old 05-17-2008, 04:51 PM   #5
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I misread the question, I thought he was just talking about how to use it so it saves his settings
you are both helpful. I wasn't clear about what I will like to do. The detail are:

I have a partition in my mbp with ubuntu Live CD installed so I can use it as an installer instead of the CD. That part is good and dandy since as an uber nOOb I mess up alot through trial and error (Linux is not mac friendly and I am trying to change that) therefore re installation is a breeze < 4min!(dodn't have to worry about cd burner wearing out)My question is instead of just using it as a Live session user how can I turn it to 'persistence' mode? So I can keep all values.

May be a cli for retaining all the changes made before shutting down? SOme kind of .sh

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Old 05-17-2008, 05:04 PM   #6
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that previous reply was all B.S.

this link will answer your questions...

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveUsbPendrivePersistent

the short answer is to install Ubuntu to a thumb drive and boot and run it off the thumb drive. all your settings stay with you.

if you have to use a cd drive then mounting your home drive off a thumb drive would allow you to maintain your settings. do a google search on "ubuntu persistent" and the first few results have script examples on how to do just this.

if you are stuck using CD only, then i'm not to sure if it can be done (remote mounting of /home through a network?)

hope this helps (it will be more helpful anyways than the non-answer that AceofSpades19 gave you)
I have done that for my dell m1210 install with great success. This time I am trying to achieve similar result in a macintosh. Notorious for the GPT/EFI that is not friendly to GRUB even with the erfit. I have managed to mod the system so that now I have a Live on one of the end partition. And i was hoping if I can turn this to a persistent mode than I can skip all the installation/re installation. Since I can duplicate the Live Cd on the partition without ever have to use a cd. May be too ambitious an idea?

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