Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Re: Saving settings in bootable media
- I am posting this to straighten out confusion and not to resolve the
problem. Persistence is not relevant. He could not upgrade if he was running
with persistence. He would need to re-do his image file totally from
You can install a distro without worrying about persistence. Persistence is
used for people running from an image on a usb stick so that you can make
changes. This is the way pendrivelinux works. Since the image is fixed you
need to create user space for any changes which is the way persistence
The alternative is to install using the usual method and install it to the
usb as if it was a hard drive. The trick is that you have to write grub to
the usb device instead of your hard drive so that grub will be for hd(0,0).
This way there is no need to make it persistent because it is not running
from an image as in pendrivelinux.
It does not matter because he has his system working and wants to know about
upgrading. Persistence is a red herring since he was not asking an
installation question. I am only throwing some light on the issue of
persistence for people thrown off by the suggestion.
The danger for him is that he will run out of space and his system will lock
up. He needs temp space for his computer to run smoothly. He can help
himself out by cleaning up his drive with Computer Janitor, Ubuntu Tweak or
similar application. Watching multimedia and lots of other activities can
significantly cut into your head room.
2009/10/31 Darksyde <m_alexander61@...>
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> --- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com <LINUX_Newbies%40yahoogroups.com>,
> "Arturo Ovalle" <dr_ovalle@...> wrote:
> > --- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com <LINUX_Newbies%40yahoogroups.com>,
> "Darksyde" <m_alexander61@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I am running Mint 7 on a USB with about 1 gig to spare. How can I
> configure it to save my settings and apps?
> > You have to make the USB stick to work with persistance. All the files
> you download and the changes you make in the USB persists.
> > This might help:
> > maybe in the forums you can find people with the same problem and how
> they resolved it:
> > http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=31391
> > http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=21059&p=181034
> > I hope this help
> Thanks, Arturo, I believe that there should be some useful info there. I'm
> fairly sure that this drive is persistent (can't find the paperwork and
> don't remember which company I ordered it from) so maybe I need to poke
> around in Casper.