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Old 11-01-2016, 06:54 PM   #1
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USB persistence


Is it still possible to create a start-up USB with persistence? I used to do this all the time but I can't get it to work anymore. I keep getting an error thats basically: Can't find /dev/sr0.

I've tried LinuxLive (LiLi), unetbootin and usb-creator. None of these boot even if I don't try to include persistence. So the only thing I've got that will create a bootable USB is mintstick.

Any suggestions appreciated. TIA
 
Old 11-01-2016, 08:32 PM   #2
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If you did it before then we should expect it to work. Guess you could try stick in other computer. Use other creator.

Be sure you have usb showing in bios on power up with usb installed. Should be a hard drive order choice not a usb choice.
 
Old 11-02-2016, 08:39 PM   #3
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If you did it before then we should expect it to work. Guess you could try stick in other computer. Use other creator.

Be sure you have usb showing in bios on power up with usb installed. Should be a hard drive order choice not a usb choice.
I guess I haven't tried this since I was using xubuntu 14.04 for 2 years. I wanted to give you a more exact error message so I set up a USB in xubuntu 16.10 with an ISO of 17.04. Darned if it didn't boot right up. So I tried it with a different ISO and it booted right up again.

So I decided to boot to my 14.04 partition and try it. That time it failed. Tried it again and failed again.

Then I remembered another USB problem when using 14.04. Pre-14.04 I used to create a live USB and then install it onto another USB and it would run great. If I set it up under 14.04 it would run so slow as to be unusable.

That problem has also now been solved.
 
Old 11-03-2016, 06:01 PM   #4
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Whohooo! Thanks for the update.
 
Old 11-03-2016, 06:02 PM   #5
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Wait is minute, is the problem solved or did you just give up? I'm a little confused.
 
Old 11-04-2016, 02:00 PM   #6
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Wait is minute, is the problem solved or did you just give up? I'm a little confused.

Hi there newellrp1, it looks to me like it was a problem with ubuntu 14.04. Since it worked for me before and after 14.04
 
  


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