Unetbootin USB persistence not working

Asked by Charles Conti on 2013-01-01

I have created a USB bootable stick for Ubuntu 12.10 using Unetbootin and I entered 3072mb for the persistent file size. However, when I make changes and reboot all changes are lost. Anyone know how I can troubleshoot this?

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
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Ubfan (ubfan1) said :
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What sort of changes are you losing? Any user related sorts of things, like a desktop background should persist, but certain system related things like kernel and even fstab will not (last time I tried). You can update many packges on a persistent media system, but certain things take a regular filesystem.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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Did you MD5 test the ISO you downloaded?

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Charles Conti (charlesrconti1) said :
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I tried to save a simple textfile in /home/ubuntu. It showed as saved when I got out of vi and did a ls. However, upon booting - no trace of it. One thing I did learn is that I am booting into it using UEFI. I bought my PC in 2012 and it run Win7 normally. But when I boot into Ubuntu 12.10, the boot menu shows my USB as UEFI. I think this might be a problem. There is another option for the USB but when I choose the non-UEFI the boot process just hangs and the kernel panics.
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> What sort of changes are you losing? Any user related sorts of things,
> like a desktop background should persist, but certain system related
> things like kernel and even fstab will not (last time I tried). You can
> update many packges on a persistent media system, but certain things
> take a regular filesystem.
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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said :
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