Persistence disappeared

Asked by javroch

It seems that the persistence options were removed for xenial? Was there a reason for that? It makes the tool kind of useless for me really. I like to keep a spare bootable thumb drive that can also be used for storage. Are there suggested workarounds / command line arguments we can use? Or, should I try a VM / downgrading?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

The persistence option is set when you copy the data to the USB stick. It is an option in Unetbootin. Is that what you used to make the installation media?


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javroch (javroch) said :

I ended up searching more, and found mkusb, which seems to be good for the job. I guess it just startled me as I used to use it in the usb-creator-gtk package, and it was gone. It seemed weird that a feature would just be removed. Anyway, sorry for any noise I guess.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

You can just install to USB. The installer does not care about how a file system connects. You will then be able to use more than 4Gb to store change and updates can also be completed.