Persistence is a hybrid between a LiveCD/USB and a full install.
The persistence files (rootfs and homefs) are straightforward to create once you know the trick. You just need to decide how large you want to make the file and what file system to use. If you have a lot of free space on the device (many Gigs) then a size of 1 Gig is a good choice although you can get by with much less. We suggest using the ext3 file system but you can also use ext2 or ext4.
There are many options available, so here is one good method to get you started. This video shows the procedure one step at a time.
Root Persistencefrom main bootloader menu
Step 1 Notes: Download the iso file. If you are already running an installed version of MX-14, use the antix2usb application by clicking Start menu > Accessories > live usb. This is the easiest way to go since you simply check the boxes in the lower right corner to create the persistence files. Otherwise, use UNetbootin to create the LiveUSB.
Step 3 Notes: If unsure about what choices to make, use the action pull-down menu and select first Root: Create Root Persistence (recommended: ext2 and 1 GB). When that has finished, then select Home: Create Home Persistence (recommended ext4 and enough memory for what you intend to use it for). For home persistence, the homefs persistence file is mounted at /home. Any changes made to files under /home are (nearly) instantly stored on homefs filesystem. It is good if you want to save settings (such as bookmarks or changes to your desktop) but it does not save changes made to the system (such as installing packages
Step 4 Notes: You will be prompted for a new root and user password; this is needed because the LiveUSB passwords are public knowledge.
RemasterCC is the same tool that is used for making a remaster, since the beginning steps are identical. Only three of the four buttons will be used, and in fact the easiest method is to just use the first, as described above.
On many systems, static root persistence can be annoyingly slow. You are free to switch between static and dynamic root persistence each time you boot.