View Full Version : Persistant USB install possible with UBR?

May 28th, 2009, 07:55 PM

I have searched Google and found some good tutorials on installing 9.04 Desktop persistently on a USB flash drive.

I have not however found any for the netbook remix.

I was wondering if this was possible?

For example THIS (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/usb-ubuntu-904-persistent-install-windows/) tutorial suggests using something called a 'casper-rw loop file'.

Should it all work the same for the netbook remix? Or Should things be done differently?

Many thanks for any help!


May 28th, 2009, 08:01 PM
I used this


Make sure you have enough space in your thumbdrive. I used a 4GB thumb drive.

There have been times when I have used the UNR in live session, saving my files and then transfering them to main computer.

edit : I may have misunderstood your post ... if so, I appologize


June 15th, 2009, 04:27 PM
Use the Create USB Startup Disk app in Ubuntu off of a live cd. Download the Netbook Remix iso and save it to your hard drive. Select it in the app and choose how much space you want your persistence file to be. Sorry if this is vague, message me and I can explain it more clearly, if you wish.

June 15th, 2009, 06:21 PM
Remember that UNR is an .img file and not an .iso file.

Good luck.

June 16th, 2009, 04:00 AM
Raymondhenson: Thanks, I forgot about that. You'd have to find a way to convert it to an iso, though I'm not sure if you can...hmm.

June 16th, 2009, 04:07 AM
use the normal .iso to make a bootable thumb drive, boot from it, and add the unr packages?

June 16th, 2009, 04:11 AM
That might work, but it won't show up as the version being the Netbook Remix...or will it?

June 16th, 2009, 04:25 AM
Might want to se this thread for tips on making it persistent.


Good luck,