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how to save live usb session on shutdown (like on Puppy Linux?)

asked 2016-04-17 02:28:11 -0500

ahmed.alamassi gravatar image

usb 2.0 flash stick are very slow , If you write a lot on it , it will wear out quickly . a nice feature about puppy is that if you run it live usb and shutdown the system , a dialog will appear asking you to save your changes like packages installed and customizations etc. this is good for ram because all writes are in ram and then are written to flash drive only ONCE per session when you shutdown. change are saved to sfs file and next time you boot you find all your customizations. you may ask I don't do a full install on the usb stick ? I tried and it was painfully slow maybe because of the simultaneous read and write. also tried to use live usb with persistence , it also was very slow because changes are continuously written to the usb stick , and there's hidden services that always write logs something like that. is there a way to make live-session-changes written only ONCE when shutdown instead of constantly writing to usb

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answered 2016-04-17 05:10:01 -0500

I think it is impossible as no program allows you to add save memory on fedora (only ubuntu) however you can run the setup off a seperate usb and change the instalation diretory to the other usb

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I second that. Fedora live is not built to do such thing. Just install Fedora on your USB stick as if you were installing it on a regular "hard" disk.

genodeftest gravatar imagegenodeftest ( 2016-04-17 08:04:54 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-11-19 13:16:28 -0500

Right on Spot!!! I'm using the saved session on DVD/R and it's unbelievable faster than a usb-HD. To make it, just make an "open" (not closed) copy of Puppy Linux and save session before shutdown. Now I can save Brazilian language, add themes and use a fast OS on almost every machine!!! Greetings from Brazil!!!

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