View Full Version : Can't perist files on Live USB

10th August 2008, 03:12 AM
OK, I'm a bit of a newbie but this seems much more difficult than is necessary.

I used the Life USB creator to create my Live USB. I selected persistent overlay. The command "touch testfile" creates a file in my home directory, but the file is always gone when I reboot. I know you have to unmount a file system for the file to actually persist, but how does this apply to Live USB's? Everything is mounted to root. Qnd from what I understand I can't umount on root. But doesn't root get unmounted when I do a shutdown or reboot?

What am I missing?