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Old 10-23-2019, 11:37 AM   #1
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How does persistence work in Kali Linux?


How does Live USB Persistence work in Kali? In the boot menu, I can easily select the "Live USB Persistence" option and run and use the system, but after I restart the system, changes in system settings won't be preserved, as they should in persistent systems. How to switch the persistence on?

P.S. I would like to ask on the official Kali forum, but the forum is apparently closed to new users, activation e-mails are no more sent, that's why I post my question here.
 
Old 10-23-2019, 01:11 PM   #2
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Persistence needs a separate partition on the device to store changes to work.
https://docs.kali.org/downloading/ka...sb-persistence
 
Old 10-23-2019, 02:46 PM   #3
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I have the persistent partition on the Live USB flash drive, but I don't know how to make the system to store the changes there.
 
Old 10-24-2019, 10:49 AM   #4
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Did you make the persistence.conf file owned by root? The Kali forum has some pages were people talk about it not working and the steps they took to fix it.
https://lmgtfy.com/?q=kali+persisten...orking&s=d&t=w
 
Old 10-25-2019, 04:35 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by cucumis-melo View Post

P.S. I would like to ask on the official Kali forum, but the forum is apparently closed to new users, activation e-mails are no more sent, that's why I post my question here.
I imagine they're totally fed up with new users asking questions about a distro they don't need to run.

We have two stickies on Kali, FYI, which address my point above:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ad-4175614092/
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...rs-4175633618/

In fact that entire argument can be summed up in one line from this thread:

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If you need to ask, then Kali Linux is not the right distribution for you.
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Everyone talks about Kali Linux as if it is some kind of secret experts club, but it really is not. Nobody uses it for everyday things, not even security experts. It is an extremely stripped down version of Debian with a few security packages pre-installed. The package manager apt is not supposed to work. Unnecessary services are removed. This is a distribution for computer labs, virtual machines, and self contained boot cds/usbs. Start using Ubuntu or something where things are designed to work.
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people who are trying to use Kali for something that it was absolutely not designed for, fail, and blame their failure on Linux being hard and Linux experts being unhelpful instead of their bad choice of tool for the job.
Now you see why they've blocked the forum off. It is not a distro for daily use.

So what do you do? Use a distro like Ubuntu or Mint which are designed for daily use. If you want something a little bit more challenging than those, try Debian/Devuan.

Last edited by Lysander666; 10-25-2019 at 04:43 AM.
 
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Old 10-27-2019, 05:43 PM   #6
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I've used this method for Debian:
http://cosmolinux.no-ip.org/raconetl...rsistence.html
 
  


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