Persistence disappeared

Asked by javroch on 2017-05-17

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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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?

Thanks

javroch (javroch) said : #2

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.

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.