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Can't set up persistence

christopherrorden
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:18:02 GMT

I just purchase version 3.4, and and created a boot disk from OSX 10.11.6 with the Ubuntu 16.10 ISO onto a FAT-formatted 128 Gb USB 3.0 disk. However, while the resulting disk boots, it is identical to what I created with the free Rufus - the is no persistence, and I always get the initial screen asking if I want to try out or install Ubuntu. The reason I purchased this software was the persistence. I have three questions: 1.) With recent versions of macOS, the NSOpenPanel no longer has a titlebar. I presume the title bar has instructions like "Select your ISO image", but at the moment the user gets no instructions. Perhaps you could provide a user notification to tell the user what is expected http://stackoverflow.com/questions/36879212/title-bar-missing-in-nsopenpanel - (IBAction)notifyOpenFailed; { NSUserNotification *notification = [[NSUserNotification alloc] init]; notification.title = @"Please select the ISO image"; notification.informativeText = @"Unknown image format"; notification.soundName = NULL; [[NSUserNotificationCenter defaultUserNo tificationCenter] deliverNotification:notification]; [NSTimer scheduledTimerWithTimeInterval: 4.0 target:self selector: @selector(closePopup) userInfo:self repeats:NO]; } 2.) The help menu directs me to a page describing how to set up persistence, but it clearly says that since 2014 these instructions are out of date. I think a professional product should provide the up to date instructions, certainly within a couple years. https://github.com/SevenBits/Mac-Linux-USB-Loader/wiki/Using-Persistence-with-Mac-Linux-USB-Loader 3.) How do I create persistence with this product

SevenBits
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:48:12 GMT

Hi Chris, I am working on updated documentation for the persistence. This should be released in the next few days. In the meantime, the persistence setup window can be found directly from the main window. Double click on it, and select your USB in the drop down, choose the size of the persistence you want, and press the button to create it. A drop down file selector should appear; make sure its name is `casper-rw` and its location is the root of the USB drive. (Both of these should be the case, but you never know.) Note that this only works with Ubuntu-based distributions. For Kali, you need a separate partition. There are good videos of this online. Again, I apologize that this aspect of the documentation is not clear and I would appreciate any feedback.

christopherrorden
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:09:22 GMT

When I click on the "Persistence Manager" the "Target USB" never shows the drive created by "Create Live USB" step. Rather the drop down menu is always empty ("---"), clicking "refresh" does not help.

SevenBits
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:10:27 GMT

Is your USB drive formatted properly?

tilchna
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:29:36 GMT

had the same problem @chris, remove all spaces from USB drive name, mine was "No Name" and didn't work until renaming it.

cyberchucktx
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:51:59 GMT

I also configured "persistence" on my USB drive and then booted into Ubuntu (17.04). Nothing appears to "persist" ... programs I load (via apt-get), WiFi configuraiton ... nothing stays across boots. Do I have to explicitly do some copying post-booting or during shutdown or what?

cyberchucktx
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:19:11 GMT

Discovered the persistence configuration in other parts of this website. Main thing to check for is unchecking the "Skip Boot Parameters" parameter when making the LINUX USB instance. If unchecked, the boot process will give the user a choice of whether to modify boot parameters (including persistence).