ebennett365
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June 2017 x86 ISO persistence not working

Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:33 pm

PIXEL desktop persistence not working i even did the sudo apt-update and sudo apt-dist upgrade but it just resets every time i reboot

fruitoftheloom
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Re: PIXEL desktop persistence not working

Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:45 pm

ebennett365 wrote:PIXEL desktop persistence not working i even did the sudo apt-update and sudo apt-dist upgrade but it just resets every time i reboot
Pixel Desktop has been superseded:

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=186959
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B.Goode
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Re: PIXEL desktop persistence not working

Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:46 pm

Welcome to the forums.

What have you installed?

2016-12-13-pixel-x86-jessie.iso

Or

2017-06-22-rpd-x86-jessie.iso


I can confirm that persistence works 'out of the box' with the first if installed to a writable medium such as a USB stick.

But that 'Pixel' release has been superseded by the later Raspbian Pi Desktop. I haven't tested the latter but would be surprised if they had broken a basic feature and not tested it.

ebennett365
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Re: PIXEL desktop persistence not working

Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:57 pm

i have 2017-06-22-rpd-x86-jessie.iso

fruitoftheloom
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Re: PIXEL desktop persistence not working

Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:08 pm

ebennett365 wrote:i have 2017-06-22-rpd-x86-jessie.iso
Please can you edit the post title to something like ???

June 2017 x86 ISO persistence not working


Persistence only works if you are using a Bootable USB Flash Drive AFAIAA ;)
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Re: PIXEL desktop persistence not working

Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:23 am

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:08 pm
ebennett365 wrote:i have 2017-06-22-rpd-x86-jessie.iso
Please can you edit the post title to something like ???

June 2017 x86 ISO persistence not working


Persistence only works if you are using a Bootable USB Flash Drive AFAIAA ;)
I am using a bootable USB flash drive and persistence does not seem to work. I can boot from it but nothing persists to the next boot.
I tried installing from the flash drive onto the hard drive of an old machine and that is working great (I am writing this with it).
I am wondering if there could have been some step I omitted in creating the flash drive? That was done on a windows 7 machine.
It is only an eight GB flash drive. Just wondering if there was an error in some setting as I created it. Anything to watch out for?

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Re: Debian Stretch x86 desktop persistence now working

Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:01 am

danpeirce wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:23 am
fruitoftheloom wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:08 pm
ebennett365 wrote:i have 2017-06-22-rpd-x86-jessie.iso
Please can you edit the post title to something like ???

June 2017 x86 ISO persistence not working


Persistence only works if you are using a Bootable USB Flash Drive AFAIAA ;)
I am using a bootable USB flash drive and persistence does not seem to work. I can boot from it but nothing persists to the next boot.
I tried installing from the flash drive onto the hard drive of an old machine and that is working great (I am writing this with it).
I am wondering if there could have been some step I omitted in creating the flash drive? That was done on a windows 7 machine.
It is only an eight GB flash drive. Just wondering if there was an error in some setting as I created it. Anything to watch out for?
Found my problem.
The ISO image was loaded onto the flash drive using rufus-2.18p.exe on a windows 7 computer. To ensure the persistence option will work it is important to choose the dd (entire disk image) option rather than the ISO (file by file) option.

fruitoftheloom
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Re: Debian Stretch x86 desktop persistence now working

Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:30 am

danpeirce wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:01 am
danpeirce wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:23 am
fruitoftheloom wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:08 pm


Please can you edit the post title to something like ???

June 2017 x86 ISO persistence not working


Persistence only works if you are using a Bootable USB Flash Drive AFAIAA ;)
I am using a bootable USB flash drive and persistence does not seem to work. I can boot from it but nothing persists to the next boot.
I tried installing from the flash drive onto the hard drive of an old machine and that is working great (I am writing this with it).
I am wondering if there could have been some step I omitted in creating the flash drive? That was done on a windows 7 machine.
It is only an eight GB flash drive. Just wondering if there was an error in some setting as I created it. Anything to watch out for?
Found my problem.
The ISO image was loaded onto the flash drive using rufus-2.18p.exe on a windows 7 computer. To ensure the persistence option will work it is important to choose the dd (entire disk image) option rather than the ISO (file by file) option.
....or use Etcher to create the Bootable UDB MSD ??

https://etcher.io/
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giubu
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Re: Debian Stretch x86 desktop persistence now working

Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:54 pm

danpeirce wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:01 am
Found my problem.
The ISO image was loaded onto the flash drive using rufus-2.18p.exe on a windows 7 computer. To ensure the persistence option will work it is important to choose the dd (entire disk image) option rather than the ISO (file by file) option.
Thank you!

First post I found when searching how to use persistence on a Debian Stretch RPD install (2017-11-16 release) on an SD card. I was using rufus ISO mode. Switching to DD mode immediately worked for me.

I don't know how the situation ended for the OP, but I'd definitively add [Solved] to the title.

And no, using Etcher was not an option on Windows XP ;)

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Re: June 2017 x86 ISO persistence not working

Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:58 pm

And no, using Etcher was not an option on Windows XP ;)
And since using a version of Windows later than XP is not an option, it follows that Etcher is not an option.

I knew there was a reason to steer clear of it.
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