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Thread: The changes go away after reboot

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    axgupta1
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    Default The changes go away after reboot

    I am bit of newbie with BT but familiar with Linux. I have downloaded and installed BT3 beta on a USB disk (not a USB flash drive). The disk boots up fine and I can access BT and run the programs. The problem is that if I create any file on the disk, it is created fine but disappears after a reboot. The disk is formatted as FAT32. If I access the same disk from within Windows and write a file even to the Linux area, that file is permanent and I can access it under Linux.

    Question is why can't Linux write to the disk and save files permanently? As far as I know, Linux should be able to write to FAT32. If it is an access issue, the file creation itself should fail.

    Thanks

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    Search the forums for "BT3 persistent changes"

    Here's BP's tutorial:
    http://forums.remote-exploit.org/showthread.php?t=7844

    And here's a nice step-by-step that someone linked to a while ago:
    http://n00bhacker.blogspot.com/2008/...e-changes.html

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    axgupta1
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    Thanks for responding so quickly. I just found out about these threads through serach. I opened my post to update that I found the solutions and you had already posted the links. Amazing...Thanks again.

    I have one question which is not addressed in these links:

    a) Normally, when I install any Linux distro, I do not have to go through these steps to make any changes to conf files etc. permanent. Why do I have to do this for BT? Is it by design that BT protects certain areas?

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    No, it's simply that the CD or USB variants are designed to be "live" environments, whereby the system is reset each time you reboot.

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