[chirp_users] Bootable Chirp CD & Thumb-drive

Tom Hayward esarfl at gmail.com
Tue Jul 30 16:19:07 PDT 2013

On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 5:46 PM, David Evans <kd7uch at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, all;
> Recently I have been using a bootable CD of CHIRP to take with me to radio
> club (Voice of Idaho) activities to help newbies program their radios.
> Works great, but I thought that a thumb drive would be handier since I could
> store some data files on it.  Now, I have a fair familiarity with Linux but
> this stumps me.  I created the boot-able thumb-drive and copied the CHIRP
> data files to the documents folder on it.  They went on with no error
> messages and opened in CHIRP.  Everything seemed fine until I rebooted the
> system and found that those data files were gone.
> So, I am wondering why they were gone and what can I do to fix this.

Sounds like whatever configuration of Linux you put on that thumb
drive does not have persistent storage, or you didn't save to a
persistent partition. This is how the Chirp bootable CD is set up,
because it's a CD and not writable. When you created that bootable
thumb drive, maybe you accidentally configured it as a read-only
bootable CD.


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