Linux Articles listed under "persistent"
Kubuntu 8.10 Live USB Creation: The following tutorial covers the process of installing Kubuntu 8.10 to a USB flash drive using the USB Creator created by the Ubuntu team. Kubuntu is a derivative of Ubuntu but uses the popular KDE desktop environment instead of Gnome. Installing Kubuntu 8.10 to a flash drive via the following method makes use of the persistence feature (via a persistence loop file) to save your changes and restore them on subsequent boots.
This ALL In One version of Pendrivelinux 2008 can be run from a USB thumbdrive either natively (as a stand alone Operating System at boot), or within Windows using qemu emulation. Moreover, the user can save installed software, changes, bookmarks, email, contacts and more automatically via a persistent loop image and then restore those changes upon subsequent qemu or native boots. This is a major breakthrough as the user can now run Pendrivelinux 2008 from a USB device even if the computer cannot natively boot from USB and still save changes persistently to be restored regardless of whether booting natively or from qemu.
Create a gOS USB Flash Drive. The following tutorial covers the process of installing gOS to a USB flash drive using the gOS Live CD. In addition, the persistence option is being utilized for saving and restoring changes persistently on the fly. gOS is based on Ubuntu and features the enlightenment desktop environment. Enlightenment features a dock and stack that looks and functions much like "fan view" used in Mac OSX 10.5. We prefer gOS Rocket with also includes many useful google apps. gOS was produced by the Good OS LLC corporation and is commonly found on Everex PC's.
Along with the final release of Ubuntu 8.04 came a bug which broke the persistence feature, ultimately dropping the user to a shell when booting with the persistent option. As it turns out, the problem lies with permissions being set to 755 for the cow device (strangely enough the prereleases did not have this problem). In the following tutorial, I will show you how to quickly fix the problem. This is the same process we used to create the custom initrd.gz file that is distributed with our Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron related USB flash drive installation tutorials.
This tutorial covers the process of installing Xubuntu 8.04.1 to a USB flash drive from within a running (Ubuntu) Linux environment. Xubuntu uses the xfce desktop environment as opposed to Gnome or KDE. Xfce helps Xubuntu run smoother and quicker on older and slower PC's. In addition, this installation tutorial utilizes the casper persistence feature to enable changes to be saved and restored on subsequent boots. If you have access to a working Ubuntu Linux installation and your system does not have a CD drive, this tutorial is for you.
Create a Xubuntu 8.04.1 Live USB Persistent Flash Drive using the Live CD. This tutorial covers the process of installing Xubuntu 8.04.1 Hardy Heron to a USB flash drive via a running Xubuntu 8 Live CD. Xubuntu uses the xfce desktop environment. The xfce desktop environment is a slim yet very powerful GUI. Making Xubuntu less of a resource hog than KDE or Gnome. Xubuntu works well on slower or older computers. In this Linux USB installation tutorial, the casper persistence feature is used to retain and retrieve changes on subsequent boots.
The following tutorial covers one way to easily install MCNLive Toronto to a USB flash pen drive in just a few steps from within Windows. By using this tutorial, you don't need to burn the ISO to a CD and then run the USB installer from Linux. Instead, our Universal USB installer is used to quickly create the MCNLive USB flash drive for you from Windows. In addition, the second part of this tutorial explains how to make MCNLive save your changes back to a persistent mcnlive.loop file.
The following tutorial covers the process of creating a PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2008 USB flash drive via the intuitive Make LiveUSB installer that is included with the Live CD. Although the MakeLiveUSB script is not perfect, it does get most of the job done. However, there are some additional steps necessary to make your Portable PCLinuxOS MiniMe work properly.
Create a Ubuntu 7.10 USB Flash Drive from CD: This tutorial enables you to install, boot and run Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) from a USB flash drive. In addition to installing Ubuntu to a USB device and then booting Ubuntu from the memory stick, this tutorial will enable you to automatically save your changes and settings back to the thumb drive and further restore them on each boot using a second "casper-rw" persistent partition. The tutorial was written for those already familiar with working from Ubuntu or another Linux desktop environment. If you do not have access to or prefer not to use a Windows computer, this Ubuntu Linux on a stick tutorial is for you.
Making a casper persistent Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon): With the coming release of Ubuntu 7.10 code named "Gutsy Gibbon", most of the portable linux community is likely going to want to run Ubuntu Gutsy from CD, USB or emulated using Qemu. So it only makes sense that, at the very least, we should be able to save and restore settings changes via a persistent partition or img (image).
Create a Ubuntu 7.04 Live USB Persistent Flash Drive using the CD. This tutorial enables you to install, boot and run Ubuntu Linux 7.04 from USB "and save your changes back to the stick". When booting Ubuntu in persistent mode, it uses a "casper-rw" partition to save your changes back to the drive, restoring them on each boot. The tutorial was written for those already somewhat familiar with working from Ubuntu or another Linux desktop environment. If you do not have access to or prefer not to use a Windows computer, this Ubuntu Linux on a stick tutorial is for you.
This Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn USB Flash Drive Creation tutorial explains how to create a Ubuntu 7.04 USB Flash Drive. We will be using Windows, the Live CD and a new custom FIXED initrd.gz to correct the persistent feature that was broken with the original 7.04 release. Upon completion of this tutorial, the user will be able to save changes and settings back to the flash drive making for a completely Portable Ubuntu version 7.04. Now you can take your Feisty Fawn with you!
Making a casper persistent Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn): Since the initial release of Ubuntu 7.04, much of the portable linux community has been eager to run Ubuntu 7.04 persistently from a USB device or emulated using Qemu. It only makes sense that we should be able to save and restore settings changes via a persistent partition or img (image). In the following tutorial, we are simply re-enabling the old casper system.
This tutorial will show you how to use a persistent home from within PCLinuxOS MiniMe on a USB stick. A persistent home should allow you to save your settings and changes to the USB stick so that they may easily be restored upon subsequent reboots. Please note that this tutorial will only work on the older releases of PCLinuxOS (releases previous to this post date 03/09/06).
Once you have successfully booted Knoppix Linux from your USB flash thumbdrive, you might find that there are changes you would like to make and settings you need to adjust. After getting everything the way you want it, you will need to save your changed settings back to the stick and have them automatically applied at boot. The following instructions illustrate how to boot from Knoppix Linux, save your settings to the USB thumbdrive and then restore those saved settings upon reboot.