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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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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 It is either outdated, misleading or even wrong, seems overly complicated or not covering this specific question.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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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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How to create a Debian live USB with persistence?

I would like to use Debian wherever I go by installing it on a USB flash drive, but I'm not sure how to make it save the settings and be able to install/update packages without loosing them on reboots....
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How to use casper-rw file for persistence

I have my USB stick setup using Easy2Boot. It allows me to drop ISO files onto the USB drive and boot from there no config or tweaking needed. I have been doing research on making it persistent. I ...
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Kali (former BackTrack) installing dropbox

It might sound weird, but I've created a persistent (ext4) Kali live USB* and I'd like to install Dropbox on it (and maybe even Firefox). Since it's based on a very old Ubuntu version I thought this ...
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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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Kali Linux live USB persistence

A tutorial explained that persistence on a live USB instance of Kali Linux is achieved by a different partition. http://docs.kali.org/downloading/kali-linux-live-usb-persistence How can I modify ...
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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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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 ...