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How to create bootable persistance mx linux os usb?

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How to create bootable persistance mx linux os usb?

#1 Post by lemurrose123 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:33 am

Hello.Ive been using ubuntu for 2 years now but now i wish to switch to Mx linux.But i need help :/ how do i make a bootable persistance Mx linux os usb?

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#3 Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:15 am

Welcome to the Forum! You would do well to take a look at the Users Manual (tab at the top of each Forum page, or Alt-F1) to get familiar with the distro.
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#4 Post by bwich12 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:46 am

As Adrian and Jerry have said the documentation is your best friend here. A few hints based on my own experiences:
1. Get a clear idea what home and root persistence do and make sure you use the right combination. (I have in the end decided to go for root only but that may not be the ideal solution for your use scenario.) There are lengthy threads about that in the forums.
2. Use USB3 sticks in USB 3 ports if at all possible; bare minimum would be 8GB but more is better:-/. Only use a quality manufacturer and backup the complete live system (ie linuxfs, vmlinuz, initrd.gz, the md5 files and any persistence files).
3. Try to get an idea as to how big your home and/or root persistence files should be (ie how much stuff you think will end up in them) and then at least DOUBLE that size. I have for the first months consistently underestimated the space requirements and am now with a 2GB root fs.
4. Once the home and/or root files get nearly full (or around 70 to 80%), do a snapshot and re-image and re-create the files as empty. This process works very well and is stable. I have to do that about once every four to six months but there are weeks, sometimes months, where the machines are not used at all.

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#5 Post by BitJam » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:39 am

bwich12 wrote:4. Once the home and/or root files get nearly full (or around 70 to 80%), do a snapshot and re-image and re-create the files as empty. This process works very well and is stable. I have to do that about once every four to six months but there are weeks, sometimes months, where the machines are not used at all.
It is much easier to simply do a live-remaster.

Also, to back up to a different device, instead of backing up files individually, I suggest using live-usb-maker in clone mode.
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#6 Post by bwich12 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:56 am

BitJam wrote:It is much easier to simply do a live-remaster.
Not in my experience. Snapshotting has been rock-solid for me whereas the live-remaster stuff has not always worked. Alas, I do not remember the precise details because I have not done that in many moons as I tend to stick with what has worked well.

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#7 Post by richb » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:06 am

It is likely that remaster has been updated since you last used it, if it has been some time since you tried it. It is worth your time to give it a try.
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#8 Post by dolphin_oracle » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:14 am

I live on remaster and persistence on antiX.
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#9 Post by BitJam » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:48 am

bwich12 wrote:
BitJam wrote:It is much easier to simply do a live-remaster.
Not in my experience. Snapshotting has been rock-solid for me whereas the live-remaster stuff has not always worked. Alas, I do not remember the precise details because I have not done that in many moons as I tend to stick with what has worked well.
I sorry you had trouble with remaster. It is possible there was a small bug at one point. I don't claim it has been 100% bug-free throughout its lifetime but the remaster program is older than snapshot (even older than MX) and IMO it is generally more reliable.
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Re: How to create bootable persistance mx linux os usb?

#10 Post by bwich12 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:07 pm

richb wrote:It is likely that remaster has been updated since you last used it, if it has been some time since you tried it. It is worth your time to give it a try.
I might when I update the whole shebang to 17 once that's released and the dust has settled. However, like d_o I rely on a stable live system plus persistence, so for the time being I'll stick with what's known to work.

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