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    Question Does Startup Disk Creator save settings and files?

    I can't remember if the Startup Disk Creator in Ubuntu creates a LiveDisk that saves settings, files and installed apps. If it does, great! If it doesn't, can someone point me to a utility that will do this? Thanks.
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    Re: Does Startup Disk Creator save settings and files?

    Looking at the Startup disk creator's Help file, section "Requirements" its states quote:

    The USB drive capacity should minimally be large enough to hold the
    contents of the Ubuntu download image and any additional data you
    plan to store. The minimum recommendation is 1 GB, however 2 GB is suggested.
    Doesn't say anything specifically about saving settings, just data.
    Anyone with SDC experience?
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    Re: Does Startup Disk Creator save settings and files?

    I guess that about answers my question. I guess I should've looked a little harder. Thanks.
    Edit: The help file also lists Persistence as a feature.
    Last edited by zer010; January 29th, 2011 at 08:57 AM.
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    Re: Does Startup Disk Creator save settings and files?

    Perhaps I spoke too soon. I created a LiveUSB with the Startup Disk Creator but the two options at the bottom, 'allocate free space to save data' was not available. I booted up the liveUSB and started doing updates which seemed to go fine. Then I went to install the restricted extras and it said there wasn't enough space in /apt/cache(?). This is a 4GB flash drive by the way. I thought about installing straight from disk to the flash drive, but I read that /tmp will run up r/w cycles and could damage the flash drive......
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    Re: Does Startup Disk Creator save settings and files?

    Quote Originally Posted by zer010 View Post
    Perhaps I spoke too soon. I created a LiveUSB with the Startup Disk Creator but the two options at the bottom, 'allocate free space to save data' was not available. I booted up the liveUSB and started doing updates which seemed to go fine. Then I went to install the restricted extras and it said there wasn't enough space in /apt/cache(?). This is a 4GB flash drive by the way. I thought about installing straight from disk to the flash drive, but I read that /tmp will run up r/w cycles and could damage the flash drive......
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

    Then you have to choose to "store in reserved extra space" (the casper file), this also saves your network settings, FF settings, etc ...
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    Re: Does Startup Disk Creator save settings and files?

    Quote Originally Posted by [Snc] View Post
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

    Then you have to choose to "store in reserved extra space" (the casper file), this also saves your network settings, FF settings, etc ...
    That's the thing, "store in reserved extra space" is not an option. It's all greyed out.
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