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    Question Updating Persistent USB Flash Drive

    I used the Pendrive USB Installer to create a persistent USB flash drive, so I could run Ubu12.04LTS on a Dell Mini-9 with a broken SSD. Everything works fine except doing a system update (250 files!) and new program installations. It's like they almost complete well, but they hang up and don't fully install. It seems like the issue has something to do with installing the new kernel and other packages not being able to hang their hats on it.

    Observation: When I couldn't get things to work right with my first Pendrive installation to the USB, I tried it again. For this go around, I decided to NOT install any new programs nor start the Update Manager myself. Now several hours in, the Update Manager has still not started by itself, quite differently than what happens (I think) when one installs Ubuntu directly on a PC (with hard drive). That makes me wonder whether it's to be used at all when I run the OS from the flash drive.

    Is there a way to fix this -- so I can install new software and keep everything entirely up to date? Or are changes to the initially installed OS disallowed somehow, or crippled -- as I just explained? Is there anything I can do about this? A big Thank You to anyone who can help.
    Last edited by WilhelmGGW; June 11th, 2012 at 08:47 PM. Reason: to include more information

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