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rush776 02-02-2013 04:48 PM

Saving files from Linux disk to computer
Hey. I have a Linux disk which I can just pop into my computer, restart it, and I'll be able to use Ubuntu. However, everything I do on the disk (i.e. Downloads, history, etc.) is deleted as soon as I exit out of the disk. I was wondering if anyone knows how I can save files from the disk onto my computer. I want to download music, put it into a folder, and save the folder onto my computer so I have everything without needing to go on the disk and redownload everything. In the past I was able to do this, but I have forgottten how. If any one can tell me how to do this, it would be greatly appreciated.

Also, if this is the wrong place to post this thread, I apologise. I'm new here. Thanks in advance. :)

yooy 02-02-2013 04:59 PM

how did you install your ubuntu?
if with unetbootin than it will hardly save anything
try installing ubuntu to hard disk noraml way

rush776 02-02-2013 05:10 PM

@yooy: I actually didn't install it. A guy I know who fixes my computer every now and then gave the disk to me. And I know that I can save folders with downloads in it from the disk to my computer, since I have done it before. I just don't remember how.

John VV 02-02-2013 05:26 PM

basically on a live cd / dvd you don't

now if you also have a usb thumb drive , formatted to a linux format ( ect4 ) .
you can save to the thumb drive

somethings you can save to the Microsoft windows NTFS formatted "C:\\ " drive


install the operating system to the computer

for that please see the install instructions on the ubuntu web site
the current is Ubuntu 12.10

if your "live" disk is not 12.10 please download the current one

then read the install instructions

frankbell 02-02-2013 10:19 PM

With a Live CD, you can mount a partition on the hard drive and save files to the appropriate directory on it, but it is cumbersome.

You can also create a "persistent" install on a thumb drive and that will allow you to save stuff, but your capacity to save stuff will be limited by the size of the thumb drive. This article gives one example how:

If you don't want to install Linux in a dual boot configuration, you may want to take a look at Wubi. It installs as a Windows program from within Windows; I've used it and it works quite nicely:

There's Mint equivalent to Wubi called Mint4Win, which I haven't used:

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