View Full Version : need to correct BIOS/UFEI problems (?)

June 1st, 2018, 11:17 PM

Have been trying to get any distro(Linux-Ubuntu) to operate in the manner it should when running from pendrive! Here's what's going on; when I use Pendrivelinux, Unetbootin or LiLi to configure .iso to pendrive, all the distros I've tried (6 different flavors) encounter severe lagging/freezing problems. But when I use Rufus, all is great. The problem with Rufus: it does not support "persistence". Question: what does Rufus do different? AND/OR...how can I employ Rufus and get persistence? [Dell Optiplex 7020/9020 - Lexar 16GB 3.0 pendrive] Should you want documentation of all I've done, please request and be prepared for it will be a lengthy essay.


June 2nd, 2018, 01:31 AM
The performance may simply be having the "toram" on the kernel boot line, to get the filesystem off the USB and into ram, at the "cost" of a 30 second copy command at boot time. Other tools like mkusb offer that option as well as persistence.