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Old 08-13-2009, 02:56 AM   #1
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Fedora dont save the changes. What about other distros?


Hello.
I am new to linux.
I made a pendrive boot fedora 11 instalation with unetbootlinux
So, I can boot fedora 11 from my usm memory easy and fast. That seems great, But Fedora doesnot save the changes I have made. Is there distro that save all changes I do? O Fedora save them too, but I dont know how.
Any advice?
 
Old 08-13-2009, 07:54 AM   #2
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What it is exactly that you want Fedora to save? Fedora is basically a distribution, and it's not Fedora that saves anything, but always the tools that are installed for a specific task. Maybe you rae missing one or more tools to get it right.

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Old 08-13-2009, 08:02 AM   #3
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Unetbootin won't make a persistent usb install..I don't think

You need liveusb-creator from fed11
you can get an exe for windows to install from dindows
https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/wiki

it's pretty easy and it doesn't destory anything on your usb

you must have a fed 11 iso somewhere, assuming you do already
best fastest fedora usb is lxde edition
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...ix-48481.shtml
 
Old 08-13-2009, 11:59 AM   #4
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Ok, I will try to explain better with my bad english what I want to do.
I want ot have fedora or ubuntu or mepis. One of them in my usb memory. When I boot it, and if I made changes, like install programs, or adjust them, I want to save the changes in the usb memory, so if I boot it in another computer I can use the same OS in another computer with all changes I have done before.

Can I do that with Live Usb creator? Or I need another tool for that?
 
Old 08-13-2009, 02:33 PM   #5
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Unetbootin won't make a persistent usb install..I don't think

You need liveusb-creator from fed11
you can get an exe for windows to install from dindows
https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/wiki

it's pretty easy and it doesn't destory anything on your usb

you must have a fed 11 iso somewhere, assuming you do already
best fastest fedora usb is lxde edition
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...ix-48481.shtml

I tried with fedora liveusb-creator and was the same.
It boots, but when I make changes in the system, next time I boot, these changes are not saved in the usb memory.

It is impossible that?
 
Old 08-13-2009, 02:38 PM   #6
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when you made it with liveusb-creator
you made a persistent overlay?

is there a persistent overlay in usb in LiveOS/ ?
 
Old 08-13-2009, 02:56 PM   #7
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I havenot got options. Just I can choose iso file or to download Fedora.
I choosed download fedora, and automaticly the program downloaded the program and install it in my usb memory. But as I said, doesnot save changes I do.
 
Old 08-13-2009, 03:20 PM   #8
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Yeah
see there in picture
see "persistent storage"
https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/wiki

you gotta move that slider around and tell it how big the persusitent part is
for 2gb usb with 600+mb fed11 cd would be about 1.2gb max
 
Old 08-13-2009, 04:49 PM   #9
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Oo, yeah
that worked for me
Really thank you
Do you know if this tool can be useful for ubuntu or mepis?
 
Old 08-13-2009, 05:05 PM   #10
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Actually, Ubuntu's is called USBcreator
it's in synaptic, just search USB

Mepis not sure
Most distro's have a gui tool to install it to usb

what other distro's you wanna put on there?
You got syslinux installed and a syslinux.cfg
so now you just add distros and edit syslinux.cfg

I run about 5-10 distro's off my 4gb usb at anytime

Just be careful you check always to make sure it's installing to usb
not tour hd
that's how I lost XP
zzzz....bang!

I was using Unetbootin..bastards

In retrospect, I'm glad it happened
 
Old 08-14-2009, 04:25 AM   #11
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You mean I can install several distro in one usb memory and boot each one? So, I have something like menu, grub or something?
 
Old 08-14-2009, 05:01 AM   #12
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Yep, You can install as many as can fit on usb

You probably can't get 2 ubutuns to run from usb, but anything else

Tell me which ones you wanna run from usb?

You wanna try out a couple remasters i made?
 
Old 08-14-2009, 07:42 AM   #13
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Yes, I will be happy.
I want to put in my usm memory ubuntu, mepis, fedora and Suse
What is your experiens? If I made changes in one computer and then I go to another computer and then I go to another computer, the system is still stable?
 
Old 08-14-2009, 07:55 AM   #14
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Not suree on mepis or opensuse

but with ubuntu/fed11/sidux/tinycore/puppy/grml/pmagic etc they all can go
from computer to computer easy and persistent too

some let you boot "fresh", so, if you don't wanna load your saved stuff.

not sure if mepis or opensuse run persistent

You should concentrate on those that use "light" window managers and that boot off usb real easy.
so, no gnome or kde, as they'll run slower, a little

how big is your usb?
 
Old 08-14-2009, 09:43 AM   #15
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HI
I have 4GB usb, but I think to get one 16GB soon
No gnome? I know KDE is big, but gnom is not light windows manager?
Or you mean xfce?
Do I have to use diferent creator for ubuntu, sidux, fedora, puppy?
 
  


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