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Old 09-28-2004, 08:02 PM   #1
spaaarky21
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Installing Linux on a USB Flash Drive


I was wondering how hard it would be to install Linux on a USB flash drive, how to do it, and which distribution I should use. My drive is a 128 MB Micro Advantage USB 2.0 drive and I'd like to have at least a little room left over for storing files. I looked for information online but mostly got information on how to use flash drives with Linux. I did however find a distribution called Puppy-Linux that has an option to install on a flash drive on their live CD. Seems pretty convenient. Does anyone have any experience with this distro? Can anyone recommend a good alternative?

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Old 09-28-2004, 10:37 PM   #2
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The one suggestion I have is to look into having it log to a ram-disk... Flash-disks have a limited number of writes, and log files would eat it up quicker than you would want.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 11:01 AM   #3
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I'll keep that in mind. I know that Puppy-Linux sets Linux up in a RAM disk so that should work just fine. I just wonder if there are better alternatives.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 03:17 PM   #4
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There are a couple of good distro for that

I'm user feather linux and it seems to be working good for me.

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