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(Solved) - Problems with making a persistent live Ubuntu USB Drive

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  • Started 2 years ago by alvasrawuther
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alvasrawuther
Posts: 37

This was a problem that I was having from a long while. It just wouldn't boot with persistence. Later, it got solved with help from the guys at the BleepingComputer.com Forums. Here's the topic.
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But it still takes a long...long time to boot into it and get past the Ubuntu loading screen, more than 1 minute sometimes. What is the cause of this? Why is this happening and how do I fix it?

NOTE: I also posted a previous topic here but it was closed with no solution. Here's the topic.

Posted 2 years ago
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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

HTG; http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....ash-drive/

Mike

Posted 2 years ago
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hatryst
hatryst
Posts: 3482

Are you using a USB 2.0 port and a USB 2.0 thumb drive?
What are the specs of the computer you're booting it on?

Posted 2 years ago
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alvasrawuther
Posts: 37

@vistamike - I've already tried that. You should have a better look at the first post of the topic.

@hatryst - Yes, I've tried that, do you want me to try again? And this is probably all the info that you're gonna need about my system...

COMPUTER SPECS
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Summary
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-Computer-
Processor : 2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz
Memory : 4048MB (1299MB used)
Operating System : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
User Name : home (alvas rawuther)
Date/Time : Monday 13 August 2012 04:10:26 PM IST
-Display-
Resolution : 1024x768 pixels
OpenGL Renderer : Unknown
X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
-Multimedia-
Audio Adapter : HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
Audio Adapter : HDA-Intel - HDA ATI HDMI
-Input Devices-
Power Button
Power Button
AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
Logitech USB Optical Mouse
HDA Intel Line
HDA Intel Front Mic
HDA Intel Rear Mic
HDA Intel Front Headphone
HDA Intel Line-Out
HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm : 3=
-Printers-
No printers found
-SCSI Disks-
SONY DVD RW AD-7260S
ATA WDC WD5000AAKX-0

Operating System
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-Version-

Kernel : Linux 3.2.0-29-generic (x86_64)
Compiled : #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 27 17:03:23 UTC 2012
Distribution : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Desktop Environment : Unity (ubuntu)

USB Ports & Devices
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Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 046d:c05b Logitech, Inc. M-U0004 810-001317
[B110 Optical USB Mouse]

Posted 2 years ago
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owen123
owen123
Posts: 800

I think that hatty is saying, USB 2 isn't fast enough for an OS maybe get a pci usb3 and a usb3 stick.

Posted 2 years ago
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hatryst
hatryst
Posts: 3482

Yes you should try USB 3.0.
Try a different USB stick, but yes, it takes longer than usual to boot into Ubuntu. For me, it takes about a minute or two, so it's normal.
If you want more speed, try Puppy Linux.

Posted 2 years ago
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alvasrawuther
Posts: 37

@owen123 & @hatryst - Oh, thanks a lot to clarify both of you. I too felt it might be the cause, but was not sure. But I am now, since @hatryst too takes the same amount of time, so it's normal then. :)

Thanks.

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hatryst
hatryst
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You're welcome :)

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