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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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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Difficulty in using persistent storage for Ubuntu 18.04 live usb

I've managed to set up an Ubuntu 18.04 live usb with persistent storage (I have casper-rw and usbdata) but can't seem to save my settings and added software... Can anyone help? Edit: I partitioned ...
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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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Kali/Debian live-build: ISO that auto-mounts device [duplicate]

Using Kali's live-build, I would like to create a bootable USB drive and auto-mount /home. I don't want to use persistence, as I want to make sure all changes outside /home are ephemeral. I think the ...
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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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Linux Mint 18.2 xfce persistent live usb failing to boot

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 ...
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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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Debian (PIXEL) in VirtualBox won't save files with persistence

I just downloaded the ISO for Raspbian (Jessie Pixel) to use on a PC and not a Pi. I decided to try it on VirtualBox (Windows 7) first and I noticed that even when I run it with persistence, it doesn'...
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How to make Dropbox keep the credential on Kali Rolling persistence Luke encrypted?

I'm using Kali Rolling distribution on USB stick with persistence Luke encrypted partition. Every think work great but I have only one problem: Dropbox is constantly asking for credential at reboot (...
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Horizontal gradient background works but solid background doesn't?

When I select a solid background, blue for example, in the background settings, the blue background will appear on my desktop for two seconds and then will change to black and will stay black. In the ...
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Fedora 25 live does not allow persistent mode

I downloaded Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-25-1.3 and wrote it to a USB using Multisystem because I am already using LinuxMint on the same USB. I can boot both but can't make Fedora persistent while ...
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Kali live usb “Module w0 not found in directory” Broadcom 4360

I am on Kali Linux. I'm trying to install the Broadcom BMD4360 drivers in my MacbookPro i7, in live USB mode, but I got some errors. Is there any way to fix it without reinstall all over again? So, ...
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Creating a 4 partitions Linux/Windows USB drive

I want to create a single 16GB usb drive with the following: (A) 4GB FAT32 Partition usable in Windows (not installing Windows at all, just shared space) (B) 4GB Linux live distro (C) 4GB ext3 ...
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Linux Mint 18 with Cinnamon Session Save and Restore

Is there any way to save the position / workspace and possibly state of all of my open programs so that when I restart I can restore everything to exactly where it was before without having to reopen ...
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How to store / load exported environment variables to / from a file

I would like to be able to save my current environment in a file (for a running interactive session), so that I can: Save it, export/modify/delete variables at will in the running session, then ...
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Kali won't save. Adding Persistence to Kali Linux Rolling

Normally I use my Kali Linux live usb boot using a 32gb usb stick. This time I wanted more space so I successfully wrote Kali Linux 2016 iso image onto a new 64gb stick using Win32DiskImager. I have ...
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Create a UEFI bootable persistent USB Livesystem

After a copple of tries with Ubuntu that failed to be persistent, and the hint to create a fresh question form the community to find I easier. I am try a new attemp. My Goal: A USB stick live ...
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Does copying files to live usb damage the installation?

I've made myself a live Ubuntu stick (with persistence if that matters) but I can't boot into it from the PC I'm currently using (boot menu is restricted) Can I save files onto the USB without ...
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Save a perfect configured desktop

I'm wondering how I can persist my perfect configured desktop system. I have - installed a fresh new debian - installed all my applications and tools I need (from vim to eclipse) - override my ...
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Alternatives to Debian Live for persistent Debian system on USB

For the last six years, my main workstation has consisted of a pen drive running the Debian Live images with a persistent partition. The images were simple, brilliant and reliable, and the online web ...
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Tiny Core Linux persistent home directory

I have a command line frugal install of Tiny Core and I want to have a persistent home directory, because the programs I run save results there. I read the persistent option details and followed ...
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Is it possible to persist linux session between reboots?

I use Linux Mint 17.3 x64. Is it possible to make linux remember state of all opened applications and terminals so after shutdown/restart of my machine, all mentioned would open in same position and ...
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How to make Elementary OS persistent?

I have Elementary OS on my 2 GB USB Stick. I burned the ISO file on the USB Stick using Rufus. Unlike other softwares, Rufus doesn't have Persistence option. Now I want to use the remaining space to ...
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Kali Linux 2.0 live USB updates not working

I can boot from USB drive to Kali Linux, but when I reboot the system, all previous updates and files saved just vanish. I have done almost everything the Kali Linux official documents tell me to do, ...
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How to boot Linux Mint from USB drive via Grub2

I am trying to install Linux Mint Cinnamon 64 bit on a USB drive so I have a portable desktop wit persistence. I am trying to do this manually because I haven't fount a program that does this ...
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Debian create live persistence through Windows

I have installed Debian Live onto a USB drive and am wondering how to now create a persistence so that updates and other file are not wiped at reboot. I have looked at How to create a Debian Live USB ...