Sigh yes i did submit a report there, bug 720527, but i am not holding my breath as both bugz are long outstanding and when both are solved maybe their interlocking nature may enable me to use liveUSB. In the meantime no.
Universal-usb-installer-1857 gives a bootable drive but no persistence.
UNetbootin is incapable of recognizing the USB drive (even when formatted fat32). Ie it does not give me that alternative either under USB or Hard Drive. So that has left me three strikes out.
Are there any alternatives? UNetbootin persistence is easier with Ubuntu and i would if necessary go with that - but unetbootin does not work. 64b is preferable as at least one machine has 16GB of ram, unusable in 32b os`s. But at this point i`d take anything.
All i need is persistence - with what i can get with Universal-usb-installer-1857