Remember I told you about a cool free software called UNetbootin that lets you make bootable USB flash drives for your linux operating systems?
Well, I ran into one problem, I could only make live CD versions of linux, but not able to use it as a hard drive in “persistent mode”.
You can use Ubuntu’s USB-imagewriter to make a persistent bootable USB flash drive except you will need Ubuntu installed to use the program to begin with.
For those of you who are running Windows, you can get this awesome free program called Linux Live USB Creator.
So here’s how to make a “persistent” bootable USB flash drive for your Ubuntu or any other linux system in easy 5 steps.
1. Download the program, unzip the file into a folder, run the program.
2. Choose the USB flash drive
3. Choose the ISO file of your downloaded linux distro such as Ubuntu.
4. Set persistence to the amount of usable hard disk space you want on the USB flash drive.
5. Check off any options such as “Format the key…” if you want to and click on the lightening icon.
Once done, simply reboot your system and boot into USB.
Also, remember that you can save/restore your USB images later on if you want to do something else with your USB flash drive.