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Old 05-06-2009, 11:42 PM   #1
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do persistent usb installations work well?

Hey guys i have installed at 20 April the latest xubuntu version into my usb following the procedure found at The persistence seems to work ( i have changed root password and after restart the password was ok).

I have some problems though and i really need your help! The installation (as installation screen displays) requires about 600Mb .. so i have dedicated 1.5GB space (which means 800Mb for saving changes and more programs). Today i have tried to update my distro using the package manager. The total required size was about 300MB. Unfortunately the process ended receiving a not enough disk space!
A)How can i change my available disk space? What might go wrong?

B)After some restarts the logout button with the network status icon moves from the top right position of the screen to the top left. I cant move it to the top right of the screen. I assume something was saved wrongly to the flash disk.
Old 05-07-2009, 04:34 AM   #2
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For me they have worked great. A little slower than a proper install (because of the usb transfer speeds) but very usable and a hundred times better than a live CD is a great resource.

I like LinuxMint, but its up to personal distro preference.


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