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    Installing distro to USB


    I used to have LM 17.2 'live" on a flashdrive. Decided to upgrade to LM 18.3 and now, cannot get O.S. to run properly. I've tried 5 distro's of the Linux/Ubuntu family and all have the same issue of major lagging and freezing. Have checked the flashdrive many different ways,(5 of them) and they are operating as they should. Now, if I use Rufus, the O.S.'s run as they should, but can't have persistence. If I use pendrivelinux, unetbootin, or LiLi (so that I can have persistence) the O'S's operate extremely poor. Haven't gotten it figured out, but have to wonder what has changed (in the last 2 yrs.) with the "installers" or is it the partition's GPT//BIOS_UEFI?
    I want to run live w/ persistence or install as "desktop" (either way). Any ideas?

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rixter69 View Post
    If I use Rufus, the O.S.'s run as they should, but can't have persistence. If I use pendrivelinux, unetbootin, or LiLi (so that I can have persistence) the O'S's operate extremely poor.
    i'd do it manually (i.e. follow instructions on distro website/wiki).

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    I'm not sure I understand what the question is. Maybe you are setting up the persistent storage wrong? Do you get any error messages during boot?

    Rufus has always worked fine for me. The new version lacks the "DD" feature (which emulates GNU dd command) so you should use version 2.18, and use the DD mode.

    Also, Unetbootin is discouraged by the Debian team, so I wouldn't use it.

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    RE: CaterCox

    Apolgies: the question would be what must be done to set up a 'live" distro w/ persistence. MORE INFO:: I've tried 2 different methods and both failed. If you wish futher explanation, please request.

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    So you want to keep files on the stick or do you want to keep settings and such?

    For example, here is a guide to install Arch Linux on a USB stick.

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