First of all, sorry about the English, it's not my first language.

I'd like to install Elementary OS on an SSD, this one : https://www.amazon.fr/Kingston-SSDNow-UV400-Disque-SATA/dp/B01FJ4UN76/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475087100&sr=8-1&keywords=kingston+ssd+120

Moreover, like I said in the title, I'd like to be able to save my work on the SSD, plug it into other computers and take it everywhere I need !

I already created a persistence installation of Debian on a HDD, but I guess the procedure should be slightly different with ElementaryOS and a SSD.

I am running W10 at the time btw.

I already searched for threads or tutorials on how to make a persistent installation of ElementaryOS but never found something useful ...

Thanks in advance for the help !

  • I don't understand, what do you think is different between a normal and a "persistent" installation?
    – Lewis Goddard
    Sep 28, 2016 at 21:00
  • I mean, you surely have to do something more to get persistence, don't you ?
    – TierOne
    Sep 28, 2016 at 21:34
  • Anyone please ? :(
    – TierOne
    Sep 29, 2016 at 16:20

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Just install it on the ssd normally. The external ssd is not like a USB stick. Just install it and test it.

  • Ok thanks, I just download the ISO ans use unetbootin ? And then what should I do to make the installation persistent and do not loose my work?
    – TierOne
    Sep 29, 2016 at 20:20
  • Hi guys, I created a live USB key with Elementary OS on it, booted on it and tried to install EOS on my SSD, however when creating the partitions I got an error like this : “… offset of 3584 bytes from minimum alignment …” Do you guys know what to do about this ? I'm currently trying to solve this problem with partitions tools ...
    – TierOne
    Sep 30, 2016 at 14:08
  • @TierOne that error happens a lot with the newer ssd/hdd, I recommend you to delete the partition that came by default and create all the partitions you need beforehand, /, /home and swap(optional) if you have enough ram don't do it unless you like to hibernate your system. After that install it again and all should be fine. I recommend GParted for the process of creating the partitions. Sep 30, 2016 at 14:20
  • Ok that is exactly what i've done using Mini tools partition wizard. I made the installation on the ssd now I'll try to boot on it, hope everything goes well. I'll change the boot order. Keep you update asap
    – TierOne
    Sep 30, 2016 at 14:58
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    This is not a "help me!" forum. You make a good question and your are likely to get an answer. Your original question is unintelligible and the follow up from this comments its worst.
    – Gabriel
    Oct 29, 2016 at 20:55

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