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The nuts and bolts => Portable VL => Topic started by: itps.egypt on January 17, 2012, 11:13:00 am

Title: Live USB with Persistence
Post by: itps.egypt on January 17, 2012, 11:13:00 am
How to create VL7 Live USB with persistence,  so can keep changes.
I tried using uNetBootIn, Lili LinuxLive USB Creator 2.8.8, and the Universal USB Installer

any suggestions?
or VL7 does not offer this feature ?

Title: Re: Live USB with Persistence
Post by: WINDOWS_KILLER on March 01, 2013, 04:42:18 am
I dont know many thinks about vl... but i think you should search better on the net, and if you dont find something , use ubuntu linux which have a pre-instaled program.
Title: Re: Live USB with Persistence
Post by: nightflier on March 04, 2013, 06:46:44 am
Saving and restoring changes of a Live system is not a built-in feature of VL, sorry.
Title: Re: Live USB with Persistence
Post by: Pita on March 14, 2013, 06:03:42 pm
KNOPPIX would be the right candidate. I am using the CD version
on a USB stick. It's great.

http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html

Title: Re: Live USB with Persistence
Post by: overthere on August 21, 2013, 02:55:00 pm
Thought I would bring this old thread up to date as others may have the desire.

Although Vector does not offer this feature it is worth your install and with grub2 can offer an easy dual boot

Linux Mint has been a great usb with persist for several versions but you need at least a gig of ram to run it. I run it on a netbook with 1 gig.

Puppy is still the swiss army knife of linux distros and has its own means of installing to usb or flash drives and can run in ram and store a persisting file on your hard drive. it runs on as little as 128 megs although I am  running it on 192.

as mentioned ubuntu, also debian, centos, fedora, and pepermint have usb with persist, many of which can use unetbootin. I think slax may offer persist aswell

do try Vector live and stop back again
Title: Re: Live USB with Persistence
Post by: blackbelt_jones on October 29, 2013, 04:22:00 pm
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Saving and restoring changes of a Live system is not a built-in feature of VL, sorry.

Okay, forgive me for asking, but are we really sure about this?  Persistence is built into Slax, and Vector Live 7 seems to be based on the Slax archtecture.  I'm having trouble running the boot installer script, but when I tried to boot my USB, a third folder appeared in my

 (http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/880e/xx525natu8vy37h6g.jpg).

  It's always been my conviction that in SLAX, the "changes" folder is where persistence occurs.

What's more, if automatic persistence isn't possible, I'd expect that you should be able to make persistent changes directly  by adding items to the "rootcopy" and "modules" folders.  

 (http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/13ee/rhhtj9336507x3b6g.jpg)

Am I barking up the wrong tree here?  For about two years, I had the fun of releasing my own live CD, a customized version of Slax, and it looks like I'm seeing all the familiar customization tools that I used during that time.  So, if nothing else, I'd expect that you should be able to make persistent changes by editing the files on the  drive.  

I've got to think that this is already covered on this forum somewhere, but if not, and if this turns out to useful, I'll go into more detail later.



Title: Re: Live USB with Persistence
Post by: nightflier on October 30, 2013, 04:38:51 am
@blackbelt_jones,

You are correct, the live scripts use slax technology. It is possible to implement persistence, it is Linux after all.  ;)  However, since VL is primarily a traditional installable distro, a "live with persistence" version was not pursued. As always, it is a question about time and resources.

However, I am sure there are several users who are interested in this, and would appreciate you sharing your knowledge. Who knows, it might become a supported feature in the future.  ;D