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Thread: Cloned USB drive with Lubuntu Eoan and Focal can be made persistent live

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    Re: Cloned USB drive with Lubuntu Eoan can be made persistent live

    Post 2 above updated.

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    Re: Cloned USB drive with Lubuntu Eoan can be made persistent live

    This simple cloning method can be ported to Windows

    Have a try with the simple way to make a persistent live drive in Windows according to the following links

    Win32DiskImager/iso2usb/persistent

    Win32DiskImager/iso2usb

    Easier for Windows users to start using Ubuntu and the Ubuntu family flavours

    It has already been easy to use some of the well-known tools, for example Rufus, to create USB boot drives that are live-only.

    Now there is a simple method in Windows, that works with Ubuntu 19.10 and Focal Fossa iso files. It can create persistent live drives for people who do not want Ubuntu to touch the internal drive, but want installed programs and saved files to persist past shutdown and reboot.

    1. Use HxD to edit the iso file with a binary editor replace two cosmetic boot options 'quiet splash' with 'persistent ' (replace 12 characters with 12 characters)

    2. Use Win32 Disk Imager to clone the edited iso file

    The first time the cloned drive is booted, the Ubuntu system will create a casper-rw partition with an ext4 file system automatically. Simple and robust!

    See the attached screenshots. There are more detailed descriptions at the links in the beginning of this post.
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    Re: Cloned USB drive with Lubuntu Eoan and Focal can be made persistent live

    Just a reminder:

    - Standard mkusb (mkusb-dus) is still working in and with all current versions of Ubuntu and Ubuntu family flavours including Focal Fossa. The current versions (2019-11-16) are 12.3.7 in the stable PPA and 12.3.8 in the unstable PPA.

    - The new mkusb-minp uses the method described and discussed in this thread - with a safety belt. It works with the version 19.10 and Focal Fossa.

    I am keeping an eye on Focal Fossa to make sure these tools continue to work at least as well as they are working now.

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