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USB flashdrive install of a live-linux distribution using a casper-rw filesystem. Both the Windows and Ubuntu installation programs to install a downloaded ISO file to the USB stick use a casper-rw filesystem limited to at most 4Gb. That is too small for the kind of installation (Ubuntu+TeX-live). Is there a way to increase the size of the casper-rw filesystem? The USB stick has plenty of room (16Gb total size).

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I believe that's a limitation of fat32. Would a solution that enables you to have this software into the readonle part of the liveusb to maximise space on the persistent part of the drive be ok.? –  Journeyman Geek Feb 28 '13 at 3:16
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This link is a link to a tutorial on how to increase Casper - rw size , http://www.pendrivelinux.com/how-to-create-a-larger-casper-rw-loop-file/

I hope it helps

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Please summarize, the link might go away. –  vonbrand Apr 5 '13 at 11:11
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