Ubuntu – Install applications on LiveCD/USB


I'm running Ubuntu off a USB drive and I can't install it to the hard-drive yet. Is there a way for me to install more applications on the USB drive so that everytime I boot I can use them without re-installing?

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I can say that yes it is possible to run Ubuntu from a usb in that fashion, but I would not suggest it.

Flash drives have a set number of writes, hundred of thousands in some cases, and that sounds large but for an OS saving and reading files constantly, it wont take long before that pen drive reaches its limit.

Short answer: yes, its possible and as an experiment interesting. As a permanent solution no.

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