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Linux Mint on a bootable flash drive

Postby Hi-Pockets » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:18 pm

I took a new 8GB flash drive and made it bootable and installed Linux Mint Cinnamon. Shut the computer off and turned it back on and it booted to Mint. Next I began to learn about Mint and spent 2 hrs or more and made several changes and installed a printer driver. Shut the computer down. Started it back up and everything I did is gone so it's back to when I installed it. What did I do wrong?
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Re: Linux Mint on a bootable flash drive

Postby Gerrit » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:38 am

When running Linux from a live USB your settings are not saved unless you make a so called persistence file on the USB stick. That allows for saving settings.

A program to make your live stick that includes the possibility to setup that persistence files is MultiBootUSB Get it here: http://multibootusb.org/

Here's the how to for the setup:
http://multibootusb.org/page_guide/#add ... tence-file

Note: I didn't try this myself but it is reported to work with Mint 18.
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Re: Linux Mint on a bootable flash drive

Postby Hi-Pockets » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:36 pm

Thank you Gerrit, I'll try the things you mentioned.
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