Live CD Persistence not working with USB drive

Loïc Martin loic.martin3 at
Wed Apr 8 21:43:50 UTC 2009

On 31/03/09 17:03, Neil Aggarwal wrote:
> Hello:
> I am ttying to set up the live CD persistence on a USB
> drive following this guide:
> I am using ubuntu 8.10
> I formatted the drive with casper-rw for the label and
> boot using the persistent boot option, but my settings
> are not being saved between boots.
> I also tried creating a separate user account to no
> avail.
> Any ideas on how to debug this?
> Thanks,
> 	Neil

Last time I tried (August 2008) that function had ceased to function in 
all release later than 6.10. Since 6.10 wasn't supported anymore, I had 
to revert to 6.04 LTS, which might be your best bet since it should 
still be supported till next month.

Apparently the function was there only long enough to generate headlines 
for one or two releases, then got unmaintained. I don't know if somebody 
would look into it for 9.10 (one can dream) but when I raised the issue 
on the mailing list I got zero answers, which might mean nobody is 
planning to work on it.


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