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Old 11-04-2017, 04:54 AM   #1
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Allow persistence on USB


I tried to install 4Mlinux on USB with the liveCD installer. However, it never detected the USB dongle. So I tried Unetbootin with succes. The USB is booting 4Mlinux successfully and I'm able to run everything preinstalled. However, it is not possible to make it persist on the USB. When I install chromium and login my wifi network, it is not retaining anything on the USB key. Is there a way to allow persistence on the USB as on any hard-drive.

Thank you very much.


(PS I'm only a normal user, not a programmer, so my skills are limited)
Old 11-04-2017, 05:40 AM   #2
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It was discussed earlier somewhere on this forum. Unfortunately, no "persistence installation" support in 4MLinux.

Old 11-04-2017, 08:20 AM   #3
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Here is what I did on my usb stick with 4mlinux.
I created a "personal" folder on the stick (sdb1), next to the 4mlinux files.
Here is where I keep my firefox browser which I downloaded, and copied it to
this "personal" file. This file is not a part of 4m linux, so it remains there. 'Persistent', if you like.
It may take a few mouseklicks for me to get Firefox started but it works.
It saves me from downloading firefox again and again when I use this stick.
Off course I have to sign into Firefox Sync to get to my settings and bookmarks, just in case.
I even use a master password. (safety first, use a strong password.)
This only takes a minute or so.
Off course you can keep other stuff in this 'personal' file, but be carefull.
Use the cloud and that's why I like 4mLinux, it is a cloud machine. And it is fast!
I know you use Chromium, but the procedere should be more or less the same.
Give it a try and just shout if you need a hand.
Old 11-04-2017, 09:28 AM   #4
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I'd recommend puppy Linux, they make it really easy the use persistence. all you have to do is live boot then click shutdown and it will ask you if you want to make a save file then follow the wizard, and you save a save file or folder on any partition(usually on the usb. I'd use gparted to partition usb). reboot and it'll automatically load the save file.

you can live boot anytime and also make multiple save files(you can choose which one to use on start-up)

I've use a lot of different Linux distros but puppy (imo) has the best persistence.

Have Fun!


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