Eric, how did you do the install on USB, I tried this once with unetbootin and even added a few gigs of persistance but when I saved to it and changed my background, the next time I booted into the USB thumbdrive none of my settings took. It was just like running off of the live CD? I have only tried this once with Mint 12.
I have a 16 GB thumb that I got just for this but except for the one attempt, I have not thought about trying again. But would love to be able to have a full operating Linux OS on thumb drive that I can boot to at work that would also save my settings.
Edited by ichase, 13 July 2012 - 05:55 PM.
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