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    [other] Re: Kodi Crash -- Something different

    I was using Kodi on a Win10 Intel compute stick, It was a little choppier than using VLC on that device.
    I have been testing OpenELEC on a Raspberry Pi and it is way better, even streaming off a...
  2. Re: One pendrive for all PC (Intel/AMD) computers - single-boot dual-boot multi-boot

    I still haven't found a way to use multiple casper-rw partitions with a multiboot drive but there are some alternatives:

    - Multiple casper-rw files work if they are located in uniquely named...
  3. [lubuntu] Re: is 16gb device to small to fit 14.04?

    I recall 10.04 would install to 4GB flash drive.
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    Re: Persistence on boot disk

    Have not yet found a way to make a casper-rw file or partition read only.
    When booting a copy of 'Buntu with "persistent" in the txt.cfg, syslinux.cfg or grub.cfg file, the process grabs the first...
  5. Re: Optimizing Ubuntu for running from USB

    When booting your persistent flash drive press Shift then F6, then Esc. After -- type <space toram>, that is:

    See if that helps, (I think you need more RAM than with Puppy).

    (If you...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: What should be the ideal persistence partion/s size?

    My attempts to do a Full install to USB work on most machines I try as long I do not install proprietary drivers, (ie Nvidia).
    As I understand Nvidia drivers do not even work with a Persistent...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: What should be the ideal persistence partion/s size?

    There are several ways to do a Live/Persistent install, Grub2, (mkusb), will boot iso files and Syslinux, (Unetbootin), will boot filesystem.squashfs files, both file types are read only.
    If you do...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: What should be the ideal persistence partion/s size?

    Do not run a full software update on a Persistent flash drive.
    Doing so quickly fills and bloats the drive. It duplicates info that is already on the drive as read only.
    If you want an updateable...
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    Re: bootable custom Linux ISO to USB

    Mkusb is a good tool to do as you ask.
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    Re: How to wipe from a USB drive

    Command needs to be run as root in Ubuntu:

    sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda
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    Re: How to wipe from a USB drive

    To set your C drive to zeros using Terminal run:

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda
    While booted from a Live Ubuntu flash drive.
    This can take a long time.
    If you prefer a GUI try mkusb:...
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    Re: Full installation on 32GB USB

    First unplug your hard drive, and then you won't need to use "Something else" for a typical install.

    If you want a NTFS partition on the Full install USB for Windows data, format the drive NTFS...
  13. Re: how to install application on ubuntu live usb

    It is my experience that a Full install to flash drive boots considerably faster than a Persistent install.
    It would save a lot of time using a Full install flash drive if 30 computers need to be...
  14. Re: Run 'Live Linux' on external SSD rather than USB stick?

    One way to put a persistent install on hard drive is to make the persistent install to flash drive and then clone this to the hard drive using dd. This can be done with the installers you mention, I...
  15. Re: in 8GB USB with persistent mode with "Universal-USB-Installer-"...

    The kernel is part of a read only file in a persistent install and can not be upgraded.
    You can update, but this can quickly fill the casper-rw file.
  16. Re: Install Ubuntu 16.04.2 On A External HDD

    If you make an ext partition on the external drive and label it casper-rw, the flash drive will use it for persistence when booted with the persistent option.
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    [SOLVED] Re: persistent mode ubuntu 16.04 live

    Correct, however persistent partitions do not seem to be working on the same drive with installs made using SDC, UNetbootin, Rufus, Universal, etc. They do work with grub2 type installs such as made...
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    [SOLVED] Re: persistent mode ubuntu 16.04 live

    +1 for mkusb.
    For your method try editing /boot/grub.cfg while booted from another medium, not the boot USB.
  19. [SOLVED] Re: Unetbootin frugal install - of latest Ubuntu - issue

    Thank you for the update, please mark the thread as solved.
  20. [all variants] Re: MultiSystem MultiBoot, Access Files on USB

    Multisystem Multiboot creates a single FAT32 partition.
    Anything on this partition is already accessible to Linux, Windows and OSX.
    Just make a folder for data in this partition.
    You do not need a...
  21. [all variants] Re: MultiSystem MultiBoot, Access Files on USB

    Create an ext partition for the files you want to access.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Cannot boot from USB pen drive

    It should be possible to add the USB drive to your computers grub menu, try sudo update-grub with the USB plugged in.
  23. [lubuntu] Re: Bootable CD to chainload ISO from USB?

    Plop +1

    Or if the computer has a hard drive you might consider installing grub on it.
  24. [all variants] Re: Updating software load on USB stick

    You can do an install to USB stick and update as you want the final product.
    The USB stick can be cloned to the target drive or can be made into an .img file that can be written to the target drive...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Help! Want to run Ubuntu Server off a USB flash drive in old laptop

    Make and model of the flash drive is important.
    I have several Kingston Data Travelers that have been running Linux for over ten years with no sign of wear.
    Have a newer Kingston that died after a...
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