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Everytime I turn off my computer, Fedora completely resets. How do I fix this?

asked 2018-02-25 19:57:02 -0500

AquaDragon42 gravatar image

I installed Fedora Cinnamon on a 16gb flash drive, and was very excited to use it, but soon realized whenever I shut down my computer, it completely reset. I had to reconnect my bluetooth mouse and reconnect to the internet. How can I fix this? It deletes all settings and files.

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answered 2018-02-25 20:39:41 -0500

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Welcome to ask.fedora. What you have is a live system on a USB device, similar to a Live CD. Unless you set up some persistent storage when you created it, any and all changes you make go away when you reboot, just as you described. These devices are used both to repair a damaged system and to try Linux before you install it so that if you don't like it, or it doesn't work with your hardware, you're not stuck with it. If you want to keep your changes, you can, as I mentioned above, create some persistent storage when you create the drive, but that has its limits. Or, now that you're sure that Fedora works for you, you can install it to your hard disk either as your only OS or in a dual boot system, and any changes you make will be there the next time you boot. If you need more information, or have more questions, feel free to ask because that's what this forum is for.

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Right, just like this. After boot, select "install to harddrive" and install

TramSK gravatar imageTramSK ( 2018-02-26 09:05:43 -0500 )edit

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