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June 10th, 2008, 03:01 AM
Using the instructions from pendrivelinux.com, my flash drive will now boot the gentoo live image. Can I get it to save settings every time I shut down, like a regular install?

June 10th, 2008, 04:59 PM
Probably not; the way most CD-based live distros work is by storing a compressed copy of the file system, and decompressing it on the fly at run time. LiveUSB installs do the same thing. Only when the distro has made specific efforts at persistent live installs, such as Ubuntu's casper system or Knoppix's persistent home thing, can you actually save changes.