How to create a persistent LiveUSB stick in Ubuntu based distros.

This should create a LiveUSB in any Ubuntu/Debian based distro, such as Ubuntu, Mint, Peppermint, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Debian, etc.

First you’ll need too install usb-creator-gtk, so open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:

sudo apt-get install usb-creator-gtk

Now from your menu’s find and run “Startup Disk Creator

Here’s what to expect -

I’ve found it’s usually best to let it format the USB stick first, so in the bottom pane select your USB stick, and hit the “Erase Disk” button, and enter your password if prompted.

Once the format is done, in the top pane, select the ISO image you want to create the LiveUSB stick from (if it’s not already there, browse to it by clicking the “Other” button)

If you want the LiveUSB to be persistent (ie. able to save changes), make sure “Store in reserved extra space” is selected, and use the slider to adjust the size of the persistence file (the amount of room set aside for saving changes).

Click the “Make Startup Disk” button.

You’ll be prompted for your password a couple of times before it tells you the LiveUSB has been created and is ready for use.