1) If you have done it correctly, changes (including install of software) will be persistent. Be aware that if the changes uses more than 2 GB (your persistent storage size), your USB stick will no longer boot! See also http://www.livecd.ethz.ch/usbdisk.html -> "Data Persistence and its Limitations"

2) Doing a google search: 

3) 1x DVD read is 1.3 MB/s (10.5 Mbit/s), so a 24X DVD drive will be about 30 
MB/s. I guess there is no speedup using a USB 2 flash drive.



On 03/22/2014 06:31 AM, ToddAndMargo wrote:
Hi All,

I just created my first bootable Live CD flash drive
with Fedora Live USB Creator.  I gave it 2 GB of
Persistent Storage.  I burned to the stick.



1) when I boot from the flash drive, if I install
anything, such as Firefox, will it stay installed or
is it volatile?

2) my motherboard does not support USB boot devices.
Is there a way to get KVM to boot from it?

3) the stick is USB 2 with 24 MB/s read and 20 MB/sec
write.  How long do you think it should take to
boot?  Any faster than a DVD drive?

Hopefully I will not have to wait for a customer's
computer to test this.  Maybe the next one I
build (got three coming up).

I have had the expeience of DVD drives on new el-cheap-o
HP desktops breaking on me when I try to boot from
a real Live CD.  Very frustrating.  And the customer never
wants to replace the thing as they don't use it
or even know what it is for.

Many thanks,

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