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Old 12-28-2016, 09:51 AM   #1
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How to make changes to OS on USB flash drive permanent


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I'm using Ubuntu-Mate on a USB flash drive for some testing. I'm making some changes to the startup using dconf-editor but would like to somehow make these changes 'stick' when I reboot. Does anyone know if this is possible?
 
Old 12-28-2016, 10:35 AM   #2
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http://askubuntu.com/questions/77714...-on-a-live-usb

I've never done it before, but I know you have to make the usb drive persistent.
 
Old 12-28-2016, 08:58 PM   #3
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adding to that fact it has to have that thing called "persistent" within the live "install" of the Linux OS in order to be able to save settings in order for them to still be there they next time and afterward it is booted into.

You can try doing it like this, as I have with a distro that was NOT Ubuntutututu, but if Ubuntututu shows you the drive that is associated with a different USB Stick that you have pluged in while running a USB Stick that is setup with Ubuntututu iso install. Then you have a good chance of installing the entire system onto the USB Stick as if it is a laptop/Desktop system.

then to save the writes to the USB Stick just add anotime to the fstab for that USB Stick.

this way you can have the abiltiy to make all of the changes you want, experiment with it all you want without worry of messing up a laptop/desktop (unless you use it to access that same system with the USB OS).

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Old 12-29-2016, 10:14 AM   #4
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am using this solution
https://calvin.me/create-persistent-...ven-boots-ram/
 
Old 12-29-2016, 11:10 AM   #5
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