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Old 12-21-2019, 07:08 AM   #1
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Very Basic Question


I'm seeking a Linux alternative to my Windows 7 Professional, and to that end I've created a USB boot drive for the Zorin OS.

Working in "Try" mode, I've successfully downloaded and configured my favorite web browser (Vivaldi). But the next time I boot up, it's gone.

Is that because I haven't actually installed Zorin yet?
 
Old 12-21-2019, 07:16 AM   #2
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Yes.

The "try"- commonly known as "live" - mode runs in RAM only, and disappears when you reboot. Excellent way to try out Linux, or a particular distro, before committing to installing it. Play around till you are comfortable.
 
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Old 12-21-2019, 09:54 AM   #3
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Thank you for your response.

For what it's worth, I've found the Zorin OS to be a very easy transition from Windows 7 - as advertised.
 
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Old 12-27-2019, 11:24 PM   #4
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Yes, usb boot systems forget what you do while playing.
See if Zorin supports "casper". If it does you get an
area on the USB drive where changes can be stored.

If you use Universal USB creator if the ISO you have
is a supported ISO it will give you the opportunity to
specify a casper size. Be generous.
 
Old 12-28-2019, 05:19 AM   #5
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Once I got past that initial question, setup was easy.

I've configured Zorin to meet my needs and am using it exclusively.
 
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You can use the "Thread Tools" to mark the thread as solved.
 
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I'm seeking a Linux alternative to my Windows 7 Professional, and to that end I've created a USB boot drive for the Zorin OS.

Working in "Try" mode, I've successfully downloaded and configured my favorite web browser (Vivaldi). But the next time I boot up, it's gone.

Is that because I haven't actually installed Zorin yet?

You can look at https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...hp?faq=welcome so you can post a useful request to the forum. Your thread title is not helpful nor descriptive.
 
  


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