For setting up saved changes, we first need to know what filesystem you are using on your flashdrive. For example, is it formatted as FAT32 (this is likely the case if you have never reformatted the drive), NTFS, or a linux filesystem, such as EXT2, XFS, or EXT4?
If you are using a linux filesystem, then you should have persistent changes simply by using the first entry on the boot menu, which contains the cheatcode, 'changes=/porteus/'. This will copy all of your changed files to a directory on your flashdrive, inside /porteus/changes/.
My guess, however, is that you are using a FAT32 filesystem, in which case you need to use a 'save.dat' container file. This is a file that needs to be created on your flashdrive (for example, at /porteus/save.dat). It cannot be created inside your live filesystem (for example, at /home/guest/save.dat). You can create this container file using a GUI tool, available from the menu at 'System-> Porteus save.dat manager'. After you create this file, you need to modify your bootloader config file (this is located on your flash drive at /boot/porteus.cfg, assuming you are using the syslinux bootloader -- let us know if you are using lilo or some other bootloader, such as grub). You can open this file in a graphical text editor, such as leafpad or kwrite. Scroll down to where you see this text:
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APPEND initrd=/boot/initrd.xz vga=791 changes=/porteus/
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and modify the last section of the APPEND line, so that it reads 'changes=/porteus/save.dat'. If you gave your container a different name or put it in a different folder in your flash drive, then you will need to use that path and filename instead.
More information can be found in the install guide, which is located on your flashdrive, at /boot/docs/install.txt. Scroll down to the end, "Appendix B". We typically have this information available on our website, but we're having some technical issues right now (all of our documentation should be back online soon).
Thanks, and please let us know if this doesn't work for you.