Questions tagged [persistence]

Questions about persistent state, when information is not lost during processing through an information system. The term is often used for the principle when if something is saved then it could be loaded without informational loss or for transferring information from system A to system B without informational loss.

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Boot live ISO from persistent partition

I've installed ArchCraft with a persistent partition on my USB key using Rufus. Now, when I boot from the live USB, I have an additional empty partition called "persistence", with just "...
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VMware - restart Linux vm without losing everything on it

I have a Linux VM that has frozen completely. It likely happened because I left it idle for too long. I don't have any snapshots and I don't want to have to set it up again due to having a lot of ...
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Multi Boot Raspberri Pi and amd64 OS

How I can Multi boot Pi OS 64 bit with persistence for Raspberry pi (arm64) and ventoy with OS with no persistence on another partition, while the Pi OS is the default?
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How to access persistent data from Linux installation on USB pendrive?

I have installed Linux Mint on USB pendrive with universal usb installer. I have also specified size of the file for persistance during installation. Is it possible to access data stored on this file ...
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linux: why writable partition install logs folders are not seen when booted and mounted as /dev/sda3 to /var/logs?

Persistent USB is new thing to me. I've found several places where it is discussed how to make and amend one. https://askubuntu.com/questions/1181854/how-is-it-easier-to-make-a-persistent-live-drive-...
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live persistence usb - Where to store personal files and use persistence for normal data sharing?

I have created a Live Persistence USB of Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon on a 64 GB Drive with around 45 GB as persistence storage using Rufus on Windows 7. On the Linux Desktop I can see 3 things Computer ...
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Kali Linux on portable SSD with data persistence

I need to setup a portable kali-linux environment that I can boot on any available computer. I don't want to use a virtual environment because I would need to download VMware on the host computer, ...
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How to persist options in a configuration file?

I have a script that lets the user chose plugins and versions of those plugins and produces search paths. I want to use those paths to give them to grep such that grep would search in those. what is ...
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Can TC rules persist beyond a reboot? Where?

I am trying to determine whether rules put in place using tc persist beyond a reboot (I do not believe they do by default), and whether there is any way to cause them to persist, or if the best you ...
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Persistence on Tinycore 12.0 virtual machine

Using Oracle Virtual Box, I have a Tinycore 12.0 virtual machine with a MacOS Big Sur 11.2.3 host. I have the most minimal Core version, no GUI, because I was having trouble with mouse tracking and I ...
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Debian live usb stick with persistence boots without gui on vega gpu systems

background: as corona starts we have made an bootable usb with persistance via rufus and debian-live-10.3.0-amd64-xfce. We installed an vpn client / remmira or freerdp and the users boot it with their ...
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chmod command to persist file permissions

This is part of Ansible automation where I have to run a single chmod command and read the permission from the users. Thus, chmod -R $fileperm <filename> However, at times the user may not ...
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systemctl Persistent timer and service, when computer turned off

How do the systemctl timer works when the computer is turned off at the given trigger time? There is the option "Persistent", but when exactly is the command executed? In how far is it ...
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Does btrfs sync "suffer" from same issues as btrfs snapshot?

Targeting "roughly okay backups" of a running system that uses BTRFS as filessytem, I seek an answer regarding Can option a) btrfs filesystem sync <path>(sync(1)) be used to force an &...
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BASH/Linux: Always Up or Retry a command?

For my particular use case, I liked to use docker-compose up to provide retry logic for a couple of apps. When shifting gears and pivoting to easy to use CDN infrastructure, it seems as if running ...
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Encrypted Persistence Kali usb won’t save

I am trying to make a encrypted persistent Kali usb. I followed this tutorial. https://devanswers.co/guide-kali-linux-2018-live-usb-encrypted-persistence-windows/ It took me a while to get it to boot ...
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I use Linux Lite Live with persistent memory and I'm unable to remove/disable cdrom repository in it. What to do?

I created a Linux Lite Live with persistent memory using mkusb. I set the persistent memory to 100%. I need to remove the cdrom repository from Linux Lite Live so that I don't have to be annoyed by ...
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Things to do after booting Kali Linux 2020.2 live usb persistence? [closed]

I just wanted to know more about kali Linux because I strive to become a system admin in the future. I started to download kali-linux 2020.2 x64 live. I prefer to choose USB persistence because I ...
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What is the best way to store a single counter persistently?

I have a simple bash script that increments a counter a few times per second, guaranteed less than 100 times per second. The script works fine, but I would like the counter to persist on machine ...
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Making cpupower changes persistent

I have been fiddling with power management and I can't find a way to make the changes I want persistent. For example, I have set the maximum cpu frequency with this command: sudo cpupower frequency-...
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Is it possible to dupe my current Pop! OS (20.04)system, data, everything from SSD hardrive to persistent USB?

I saw Matt Zabojnik’s article on the Medium website. (How to make a Pop!_OS Persistent Live USB). My question is, I want to dupe my current setup (settings, files, programs etc) from my current SSD ...
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Tails: How to keep browser add-ons in persistent storage?

(Yes, I know I should not install browser add-ons but I know what I'm doing.) I want to install a browser add-on (Metamask Ethereum wallet) and make Tails remember it in the persistent storage. I ...
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Moving Kali Linux Persistent Installation to another USB drive

I have a 8GB USB Drive where I installed Kali Linux (4GB partition) and then used the other 4GB for the persistent part. Yesterday I did an "apt update && apt upgrade" and it crashed my ...
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How run Softwares as a snapshot?

I want to run the software as non-persistent, which means if any configuration is changed, they revert. In the Windows, Software Sandboxie has this amazing feature. When the program is started, it ...
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bind home and other folders to casper-rw

I use an USB key with a casper-rw partition but Ubuntu only binds /var/log-crash to casper-rw, the rest of linux files are non-persistant. But i want to have nearly all consistent, like an normal ...
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Working(details) of kali linux on usb persistent flash drive

I made a persistent usb drive for kali linux but there are some issues and i and i want some detail working of booting up an os from usb stick Issues some programs don't get started when launched ...
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Minimal linux live persistence

I am new to Linux. I was trying Minimal Linux Live recently. Is there a way by which I can ensure persistence in the Linux? Example, if I create a file it must stay there even after rebooting.
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How to modify the boot process of a Lubuntu liveCD

I am using a persistent Lubuntu liveCD image. Now I intended to disable the autologin and hide the original user (lubuntu) in the login screen. during a reboot it tries to create a new user lubuntu ...
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Create persistent live usb from physical or virtual machine

When creating a persistent live USB from a Linux distro, it appears to be impossible to upgrade the kernel and certain other low-level features. Is it possible to install and configure a Linux install,...
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Bridge Configs Reset After systemctl restart network

I currently have a Centos 7 KVM host with the following network config: [root@workhorse1 log]# ip add 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000 ...
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How to ensure the text file will be read as Markdown file by an external user?

Mime type is set for md extension in the following file: $ cat /etc/mime.types | grep markdown text/markdown md markdown But, on checking the Mime type of .md file ...
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Tiny Core: startup script and persistence

I need a very lightweight, and I found Tiny Core Linux, which I installed following this guide, but I have several problems, related to adding SysVinit (in which is based) startup scripts: Anything I ...
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Speed up persistent live usb disk operations

I created a persistent Debian 9 live usb. The persistence is configured with / union. An unexpected consequence, although obvious in hindsight, is the system lags on non-cached reads: holmes@...
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Slax Linux: Save changes (persistent USB) after selecting copy to RAM at boot

Explanation: Right now I'm using a MacBookPro9,2 with Slax. I'm on an exchange trip and I'm having problems with my main HD (either bad SATA cable or damaged SSD). Repairing the hardware on my ...
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Where did my persistence go?

I've had a Kali Linux bootable usb for a long time now. Last night I updated Kali, and shutdown when I went to bed. I boot up now, and it appears everything is wiped. All files gone. The desktop ...
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activate casper-rw partition

I've got a "live" LM 18.3X. Added a "casper-rw" partition. Now, I need to get the O.S. to recognize/use that partition. What file do I go to to change the command lines and what are those changes I ...
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USB 2-1.4: device descriptor read/64, error -110

I can't seem to find any USB 2 error code list. I'm booting off Kali 2018.2 with Luks Encrypted Persistence. I can't get past to Fail Safe, GUI crashes everytime it tries to init. It seems to ...
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what are the benefits of always running from live cd for data protection? [closed]

Wanted to create a list of all the benefits of always running from a live CD (with or without persistence/as long as personal data is saved on encrypted drive locally)?
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Let CentOS 7 on live-USB won't reset to default settings after reboot

I've downloaded the LiveGNOME iso for CentOS 7 and use rufus to make CentOS 7 Live-USB that I can boot a Centos 7 with it. But after I boot it I've set up some settings, then I shut down it, later I ...
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Persistent iptables

I've just read about iptables-persistent and I'm completely lost w.r.t. the design. I'm not the only one, who didn't understand how it works, but actually it seems to be way beyond my imagination. I ...
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How to get bcm4360 work on kali linux live persistent USB?

I have a problem with "Kali Linux 2017.2"; I installed it on a USB with live persistence however I cannot connect it to the internet wirelessly for some reason I cannot seem to get it to find the ...
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dmsetup: Where is persistent metadata stored?

The dmsetup snapshot documentation says: <persistent?> is P (Persistent) or N (Not persistent - will not survive after reboot). O (Overflow) can be added as a persistent store option to allow ...
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Why is an OS installed on a USB thumb drive so much slower than a live OS running off the same thumb drive?

Running Fedora 26 in a live environment almost feels like native speed to me, but when I install the OS to a thumb drive and boot into it, everything takes forever to startup. Once things start they'...
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Kali Linux Persistence won't work [closed]

I am running kali on USB Persistence. I am storing many files in it, but I have problems with settings. My settings changes are not saved. I am trying to make a new account but not working. How ...
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UEFI + BIOS bootable live Debian stretch amd64 with persistence

All of the information I currently find on this matter is insufficient for my taste. It is either outdated, misleading or even wrong, seems overly complicated or not covering this specific question. ...
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How to boot live debian using persistence image in read-only mode?

I created live usb using a live image of debian stretch on kernel 4.9.0-3-adm64, and then installed persistence image file on root of data partition which contains /boot/grub and /live/filesystem....
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Install Persistent Linux Mint on USB

have a 32GB flash drive with live Linux Mint. I want to install a persistent version. I click the installation icon on the desktop and go through the prompts until I click "Something Else". I cannot ...
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How to launch a pipe as a persistent process

Say you run an executable file in this way: $ echo <params> | <process> If process is not run as a pipe, then you type $ process & and it will stay running. What is needed in the ...
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Open ZFS : Recently Used/Frequently Used statistics persistence

ZFS cache data into ARC using two information : Recently Used Cache Frequently Used Cache Does ZFS keep this file/metadata statistic somewhere, or does it just do with what has been used since power ...
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Fedora 25 Live Persistent Overlay Not Working

I have just created a fresh Fedora 25 Xfce 32-bit Live USB using the following command: livecd-iso-to-disk --noverify --reset-mbr --format --msdos \ --overlay-size-mb 1024 --home-size-mb 512 --...
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