[ubuntu-uk] Live usb question

Barry Titterton barry.titterton at mail.adsl4less.com
Sat Feb 19 15:54:27 UTC 2011

I recently created a persistent live USB for the first time. It worked
perfectly but there is one aspect of its behaviour that I do not

I used a 4Gb stick. After creating the stick in 10.10 using the built-in
disk/USB creator, I added Restricted Extras as well as creating a couple
of files to test that the persistence worked, which it did. However, at
this point I ran Update Manager which downloaded and installed approx
210Mb of updates. Before the update I had 2.7Gb of free space, but after
updating this had shrunk to only 1.5Gb. I thought that I had done
something wrong so I formatted the stick and repeated the whole
installation, but got exactly the same result.

Can any of the members explain it? Is this normal behaviour for a live
Is there an easy way to get any of this space back, or should I avoid
running Update Manager?

Barry T

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