I recently made a Mint live USB stick with persistent storage using Linux Live USB Creator. When I try to boot from the USB stick, it fine if I select the Grub option "Live mode" but fails if I select "Persistence mode".
The output it gives looks like this:
Begin: Loading essential drivers ... done. Begin: Running /scripts/init-premount ... BusyBox v1.22.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.22.0-15ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs) [ 31.968566] ACPI Warning: \_SB.PCIO-PEGO-VID-_DSM:Argument #4 type mismatch - Found [Buffer], ACPI requires [Package] (20160422/nsarguments-95) [ 31.986683] ACPI: \_SB_.PCIO.PEGO.VID_: failed to evaluate _DSM (initramfs) [ 31.968566] ACPI Warning: \_SB.PCIO-PEGO-VID-_DSM:Argument #4 type mismatch - Found [Buffer], ACPI requires [Package] (20160422/nsarguments-95)
followed by suspending console etc.
Some additional information:
The USB stick has two partitions:
Partition 1: 16.9 Gb, FAT32, Mint is installed on this partition.
Partition 2: 12Gb, ext4, labelled "casper-rw", supposed to be the persistent storage.
According to the tutorials found online on creating a Live USB Stick with more than 4Gb of persistent storage, I deleted the casper-rw file which was created by LiLi USB Creator on partition 1.
Does anyone know what causes this problem and how to fix it?
[EDIT] It boots fine with persistence if I use the casper-rw loopback file which, sadly, limits the persistent storage to 4gb.