Persistent Settings and Files with LiveCDs February 14, 2006Posted by Carthik in guides, ubuntu.
I have a copy of the Ubuntu Live CD in my backpack for emergency use when I am forced to use a non-Ubuntu computer. Not that I can’t use Windows in such a situation, but there are times when I have to use Ubuntu for work-related reasons. In these situations, what sucks really bad is that everytime I boot up with my LiveCD, I start from scratch, and without my documents. Well, I just found the fix for it.
The Live CD Persistence wiki page describes how to use a USB drive to enable persistence when using a LiveCD.
The wiki in general is a gold mine – you only have to know where to look. Most of the “gold” I have found in the wiki is buried deep, and I am led to it by links I find in emails, and other webpages. Search engines don’t seem to like the wiki too much, and I suspect it is the “https” and the lack of a good, widly-recognized certificate that is to blame.