View Full Version : [ubuntu] Do not load persistent file on Live USB install?

March 6th, 2012, 02:47 PM
I seem to remember there's a boot parameter you can set to not load the persistent/settings files reserved on the USB stick.

Unfortunately my searching today isn't turning up anything. Did I imagine it?

I think my persistent file is corrupted and it won't allow the install to proceed.

March 6th, 2012, 07:09 PM
Hi Fraoch,

just remove "persistent" kernel option.

Kind regards


March 6th, 2012, 07:21 PM
When booting your flash drive, press F6 then edit to delete the word "persistent".

If your casper-rw file is full, say from trying to do an update, Persistent Ubuntu will not boot.

You can mount casper-rw and delete stuff off it to make it smaller:

sudo mkdir /media/casper

and then mount it:

sudo mount -o loop casper-rw /media/casper/

You could also just delete casper-rw to make the drive boot.

March 6th, 2012, 07:24 PM
Thank you for all the responses!

I guess that should have been obvious.:oops:

I did end up re-writing the USB key which reformatted the persistent file. The install went well and everything is now back to normal.

Thanks again.