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Saving added programs to usb drive
« on: March 30, 2018, 03:53:16 PM »
 

texla

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LinuxLite-3.8 running from usb thumb drive..wanting to add programs (such as launchers to desktop) and have them retain on the usb drive for future boots.
I can down load and install programs but cannot save them for future boots.
Is there a program in linuxlite-3.8 that will achieve this
 


Re: Saving added programs to usb drive
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 04:07:06 PM »
 

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Hello texla,

you need to make a Linux Lite 3.8 with persistence, this will then let you install and save them for future boots.

Here is a link to a tutorial on how to making a live USB with persistence -
https://askubuntu.com/questions/397481/how-to-make-a-persistent-live-ubuntu-usb-with-more-than-4gb
 

Re: Saving added programs to usb drive
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 06:40:26 PM »
 

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Hi texla

Yes, as mentioned by bitsnpcs, persistence is one way to go. But you can also do a full install and run most Linux distros from a usb stick/drive providing the size of the usb stick is big enough in terms of gigabytes. This will give you the 'persistence' that you get from a normal install.

For the record, I've installed Linux Lite, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Sparky Linux, LXLE, and Deepin permanently on a 16G usb stick (only one at a time, of course!) . The following tutorial explains the basics -

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/11/install-real-ubuntu-os-usb-drive/

(In above link, ignore the 'Windows' bit unless it's relevant to you - you only need to create an EXT4 root partition and a small swap partition in step 6.)

Just be careful to identify the designation of your usb stick via Gparted (dev/sdx - 'x' being whatever the designation of the usb drive is) and make a note of it for the creation of your root partition and also, equally importantly, for the placement of your boot loader which should be the same designation as your usb root partition.

Have fun!


Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 08:55:25 PM by Mart
Still running 3.8 and lovin' it
 

Re: Saving added programs to usb drive
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 09:49:19 PM »
 

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Apologies to the Linux Lite Community for mentioning the word ‘Windows’ in my last post.

I shall wash my mouth out with disinfectant and flagellate myself with my cat-o’-nine-tails bought for me last Christmas by Aunt Gussie!

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Last Edit: March 31, 2018, 07:47:13 AM by Mart
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Re: Saving added programs to usb drive
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2018, 11:44:51 AM »
 

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Apologies to the Linux Lite Community for mentioning the word ‘Windows’ in my last post.

I shall wash my mouth out with disinfectant and flagellate myself with my cat-o’-nine-tails bought for me last Christmas by Aunt Gussie!
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...But we love Windows' users coming to LL and Linux - the more the merrier.

removed I not to share personal or friendly infos is not on topic.
Last Edit: May 23, 2018, 05:41:33 AM by bitsnpcs
 


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