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i am using a Windows XP computer where using a USB thumb drive is not possible, so I am using QEMU to run a Debian live CD. However this means that there is no persistent storage, so every change I make there will not be stored.

Can I add persistent storage to the Debian live CD I am using?

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If it is an Debian livecd from http://live.debian.net/, then it is certainly possible. Simply create a virtual hard disk image. Boot up the VM partition the new virtual disk, and create a filesystem and label it live-rw. See the Debian live manual section about Persistence for details about what to do inside the VM.

It might be easier to actually create a virtual hard disk and simply perform an actual install Debian onto it. Then you will get the real Debian experience.

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"Boot up the VM partition the new virtual disk, and create a filesystem and label it live-rw." Do you mean I boot the VM partition using the live cd ISO? –  lokheart Sep 8 '11 at 8:06
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