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Is it possible to use elementary OS from a live USB while persisting its data?

elementary OS does not officially support being used as a persistent live USB. However, the following method can be tried at your own risk: It is possible to use third-party software to have your ...
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USB does not work on elementary OS (Juno) on virtual box

I think there's nothing wrong with elementary OS, the problem is with your Virtual Box instead. I am guessing your USB (not supported one) is USB 3 and the other one (old one) is USB 2. And you may ...
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How can I format a USB flash drive?

The easiest way to format an USB stick on elementary (for now) is to install "Formatter" app from elementary appstore.
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Safely Unmounting a USB

Right after install, just remove it when the pc goes off during reboot. In general you hit the eject button next to the usb sticks name in files. See screenshot
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cannot install elementary OS by usb or hdd

Try creating your bootable media with the app Etcher (https://etcher.io/). It has been the only app I have used where the bootable media is recognized in all the hardware I have used it with. Good ...
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Live system with persistance Vs Installing 0.4 loki on USB pendrive

I can't speak of experience for a real pendrive. However, I have installed elementaryOS just a week ago on an external hard drive. I have to say that it works like charm for the moment. In contrary to ...
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Can I create a MacBook install image on a Windows 10 PC?

Yes. The elementary OS installation instructions are available here. I recommend using Balena Etcher to flash the ISO on to the USB. When you go to boot from the USB, you'll need to press and hold the ...
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Elementary OS: boot ISO from USB using GRUB

The easy fix is to create a folder named /casper on the root of your USB drive and copy filesystem.squashfs into that folder. It seems that they changed how the boot process is working between 5.0 and ...
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usb storage media do not mount anymore

Oops, the problem was not coming from Elementary but... from Windows. I mounted the device manually with sudo mount and it says: The disk contains an unclean file system (0,0). The file system wasn't ...
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stuck copying files from folder to folder or usb drive

Felinux - welcome to the Elementary OS forums! Let's start off with a few basics to try to diagnose your problem. 1. Please go to Applications -> Terminal (or Win+T) 2. Insert a flash disk into any ...
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cannot install elementary OS by usb or hdd

just remember that elementary 0.4 Loki doesn't support 32 bit processors
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"Installer crashed" during install process on a dual boot UEFI Windows 8.1 64-bit laptop

Fixed it. I found a bug reported on launchpad that described my problem, it is apparently due to the installer (ubiquity) trying to open a file that it needs super user permissions for. The work ...
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Copied files are disappearing from USB stick

I have seen this issue pop up a few times when trying to copy items to a USB stick in elementary OS. To solve it, I just make sure I am properly unmounting the USB key before removing it. To unmount ...
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Is there any way to use elementary os loki as a live usb with persistence?

You can install elementary OS from an usb drive to another one, or from cd/dvd to usb. You must take care making partitions. I recommend you to make two partitions: A "root" (/ ) partition to ...
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Will Freya automount media?

Yes, removable media is getting auto mounted. Contrary to other OS the file manager won't popup if you insert a media. Apparently there is no option to set the default action for audio CDs or DVDs, ...
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cannot try elemetary OS 0.3.2 64bit on my Thinkpad t420s

I managed to do it by forcing UEFI in the bios. This starts a different menu early where you I could choose "Try elementary os" and that worked fine. The exact option in the bios is: UEFI/Legacy ...
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USB devices not detected if connected on the fly

Edited: I am pretty sure that you have it sorted out now. However, just in case...FYI My issue was sorted out with some help from @Jorge R Marin as you can see in the following link. TLP Power ...
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USB drives are not recognized

If it is exfat, you will need to install the files below. Many sd cards seem to have this format by default (out of the box). sudo apt install exfat-fuse sudo apt install exfat-utils
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ERRNO 5 Input/Output Error When Installing Juno

Credit goes to Connor, but I am adding this as an answer because I came here after encountering this problem and would like others to know it has been solved. Peace! According to Connor's comment in ...
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ERRNO 5 Input/Output Error When Installing Juno

I found this steps here https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1207755&page=2&p=7582893#post7582893 Boot from the live CD Choose to try elementaryOS Open a terminal window Write and ...
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Unabled to format USB Drive

There is an app on AppCenter, Formatter, which might become useful. Try this.
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Unabled to format USB Drive

Follow this, might work (Gparted): https://askubuntu.com/a/377396/890782 Also from Debian's launchpad report (link below) You can work around this bug in gnome-disk-utility using these steps: ...
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Unable to boot from live-USB: black screen with a white (non-blinking) underscore

Allot of (new) low end laptops and tablets ship with a 64-bit CPU, but 32-bit UEFI firmware implementation. It should be fairly possible to use a 32-bit UEFI grub build to boot a 64-bit kernel and ...
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Need to change boot order in an old MacBook Air running only Elementary OS

THIS SOLVED MY PROBLEM, THANKS! Resetting NVRAM Shut down your Mac. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command (⌘), Option, P, and R. Turn on your Mac. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R ...
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Loki not showing files from iPhone iOS 11.2.1

unfortunately there's no way to mount iOS devices on Linux anymore for some time. At least not any that I'm aware of. I just use icloud/apple photos to access my images.
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Unable to boot from HDD

It looks to me like the grub bootloader didn't get installed correctly when you setup elementary, did you install it using the default erase and install, install besides "insert os" or the manual ...
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Unable to boot Elementary OS on Mac Mini- Freya 32 Bit

I got it to boot with this guide https://studyblast.wordpress.com/2011/08/14/guide-mac-os-x-lion-how-to-boot-a-linux-live-system-from-a-usb-drive-how-to-update-any-ocz-ssds-firmware/ Try to look up ...
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How to create bootable USB key in persistent mode from Windows 8.1 64bit?

Persistent LiveUSB Try Unetbootin or MultiSystem to create the LiveUSB. Both have option to keep changes in Ubuntu-based distros, including elementary. I succesfully installed new apps and packages ...
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Detecting USB Insertion/Removal

In modern Linux kernels, you can use udev to detect removable disks. You can read about udev at: Ubuntu Manpages I'm not a Python expert, but i have find a module about using udev, so you can try ...
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USB Transfer speeds

I was able to fix the problem by following the tutorial: https://gist.github.com/2E0PGS/f63544f8abe69acc5caaa54f56efe52f
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