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.


After a lot of digging, I found the information that this problem exists since version 17.3 (I think it said this was because of an underlying ubuntu update but I'm not quite shure). Therefore I tried the same process with Linux Mint 17.2 and it worked without any problems.

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