Can’t save any downloaded files on my USB Manjaro boot-stick; they disappear upon reboot/shutdown. Also concerned that updates/installs aren’t being saved either. Is this standard for USB Manjaro? Thanks.
The ISOs are using Live System, meaning are not meant to have
permanent storage except that system. If you want portable USB Manjaro, follow this:
Create a USB stick (at least 16GB) as a portable manjaro system that can be used on different computers.
backgroundUsually, a manjaro deployed on a CD or USB stick is a ‘live-manjaro’ (read-only). This is used to use manjaro ‘live’ without installation. Sometimes also to be able to repair a damaged system that no longer boots.
The status of the stick becomes obsolete over time. It can be partially updated (but not the kernel), but the updates…
Manjaro-To-Go LXDE with persistence
Original guide at USB LXDE with persistence | root.nix.dk
This guide is different than the usual guides I write - the purpose of this is to give any of you a serious tool in case of displacement due to war, evacuation due to natural disasters, riots, ban on religious practice etc. You can also use the stick at home for your occasional secure computing - you can have a normal computer in home - and when necessary you can boot the stick - do…
or maybe this
I am a Manjaro Xfce user that always wanted a persistent “live” version of the system on a USB drive that could be booted on ANY system.
I tried the Persistent USB Release using ALMA but ran into a few problems with it. For example it would block the WiFi adapter on my laptop.
So I tried a simpler DIY approach which appears to be working. At least, it works on all the 7 computers that I have access to.
I’ve set out the steps I took in case it is helpful for others. And to solicit any comments…
If you would like to create a - sort of - no-trace-system - you can use ventoy - with a storage partition (encrypted if necessary).
To general steps to achieve such is also laid out for you