I know 14.04.1 comes out on the 24th. In the meantime I am looking to research creating what I'll call a custom "current" live usb to run off of. Not rocket science but I am coming up blank. I simply want to load the 14.04.1 iso (when released) into RAM, then add my network keys, vpn client, and a few other simple things ------- > all in RAM. I can have all the needed files on a separate flash so creating the live usb can be done "offline" and kept clean. Once RAM is current and set how I want it, I'ld like to write out the system to a live USB that I will then lock (physically switched) and use as LIVE ONLY! I have a few reasons for wanting this flash available. I already use TAILS at times, but there are times that I need more of a raw connection to use at public spots. I am hoping someone will take a minute and give me a "nudge" on the process. I don't want to continually enter network keys and download clients, etc...., which using a conventional live media would require. I don't want anything persistent either. My biggest confusion is how to set linux to know the usb image is live only so that no persistence is every attempted. I fear this thread will sit without responses. I am amazed that I can't figure this out.