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Old 06-26-2020, 03:43 AM   #1
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antiX 19.2 not save persistence

I install 19.2 antiX use unetbootin on pendrive (fat32)
Then I boot it.
And from menu, application, aniX choose Set up persistence (homefs)
I set 100Mb. Next configure persistence - automatic.

Download some files, add tampermonkey to browser.
Shutdown, start system again.

And files and tampermonkey dissapeared.

Plese help me. I need to fix it quickly
Old 06-26-2020, 05:22 AM   #3
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If memory serves me right, you create the persistence using a second pendrive, I don't think it can be added to an original live pendrive.

Edit: Someone more knowledgeable about persistence will likely be along shortly.

Last edited by fatmac; 06-26-2020 at 05:25 AM.
Old 06-26-2020, 08:50 AM   #4
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Going by 1st imgur picture. 150MB is a pretty small persist file.
#2 pic is success at creating 150 MB persist.
Next screen says 6 gig available but you made a 150MB save instead?

I'd start over. I've made persistent MX and AntiX SD cards. For laptops where the hard drive wiring is fubar. I don't understand the reasoning behind making a 150 MB persist pen drive.

Hell. I have even ran Puppy linux on a 128MB sd card out of old kodak camera.
Kept the .sfs files on the Windows partition when needed.

Like I said. Start over.

Edit. My bad.

I install 19.2 antiX use unetbootin on pendrive (fat32)
Persist on Unetbootin is mystery to me.

2nd edit> I think when fatmac mentions 2 usbs. We use the live iso pendrive to make the persist pendrive. Not yumi, unetbootin. etcher, etc.......

To give you a idea. I made a Ubuntu 20 pen drive for a project. I had to use the dd method because any other method dropped me down to busy box on Ubuntu boot. I had to use the right tool to get it to boot and act right. Md5ssum checked fine.

3rd edit. I see you have handle on it over here\

Last edited by rokytnji; 06-26-2020 at 09:50 AM.
Old 06-26-2020, 02:54 PM   #5
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Any reason specifically to have Antix on a USB stick ; i could understand if it was about installing Antix on a HD due to PC low specs .

If your flexible on distro on a usb stick then i recommend Ventoy which is quite simple and has the advantage that you can put say 4 distro as "intact" unchanged .iso files onto stick (after formatting) and choose any to boot from splash.

I recently got linuxmint-19.3-cinnamon-64bit.iso (1.9gig) working with a 1gig .img file via ventoy :
Old 06-26-2020, 03:11 PM   #6
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