[lug] unetbootin and Space used to preserve files across reboots

Davide Del Vento davide.del.vento at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 20:53:16 MDT 2016

It's possible that the thing be a loopback mount of a file? See if you have
a file of that size....
Back in the day I did made two partitions and it worked flawlessly.

On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 1:58 PM, Jed S. Baer <blug at jbaer.cotse.net> wrote:

> Hi Folks.
> I'm playing with unetbootin to create a LiveUSB from Mint18. I have an
> 8GB flash drive.
> One of the options unetbootin provides for Ubuntu and derivatives is the
> ability to create a "save" area, specified by the "Space used to preserve
> files across reboots" option, which I set to 4GB.
> When I boot from the flash drive, it boots fine, but I can't tell where
> this save area is. It's not a separate partition that I can tell, and
> there isn't an obvious directory name or mount point. I've been searching
> the web, but all that's coming up are mentions of specifying it in
> unetbootin.
> It's very unclear whether this space was actually created, and how I would
> use it. How do I identify it, and save files to it?
> Would it be better to make 2 partitions on the thumb drive?
> Thx,
> jed
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