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Old 01-24-2007, 04:17 PM   #1
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Unhappy Persistent USB Flash Drive Ubuntu Edgy

I have created a Live-CD on my USB Flash Drive (1 gig) by downloading "ubuntu-6.10-desktop-i386.iso" and followed the instructions from:

I have followed the instructions to the T!

The problem is that the "persistent" is not working. When the boot menu appears, if I choose custom, the boot starts up, then hangs (black screen with a blinking cursor top left)

My only way around this is to select "live" from the boot menu then, I can boot all the way to the desktop. The bad thing is that I lose the "persistent" feature.

All I want to do is be able to keep the downloaded software that I have installed and save my desktop settings.

ps. I am booting without the live cd in my cd drive. I am just using my USB flash drive.

pss. Am I to tell ubuntu to save, or does it do it automatically?

Thank you in advance!
Old 01-25-2007, 10:50 AM   #2
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Try editing the kernel boot line to remove the "quiet" and "splash" arguments. This will at least display what it is doing, so it might give you a better idea of where things are getting hung up.
Old 02-02-2007, 05:23 PM   #3
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Persistent USB Flash Drive Ubuntu Edgy

It says Kernel Panic not Syncing.

I have sda1 patitioned as Fat which I am booting from and sda2 is partitioned as ext2. I tried ext3 and had the same result.

I have tried partitioning using Partition Magic,Gparted, HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool and fdisk. I get the same error every time.

Old 02-14-2007, 09:56 PM   #4
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SAme here

I've got the same problem, only that i do noot boot entirely from the USB flash. but rather keep the CD on the tray with the Stick connected
Old 02-15-2007, 10:15 AM   #5
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It could be something related to Edgy. I have a USB key with Dapper working just fine. I should download Edgy and try it.


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