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I'm trying out a few Distros at the moment - currently Ubuntu 5.10. I got a USB Key and I'm wondering if anyone could suggest a Distro that would be suitable for a 256Mb-512Mb USB Key? I want to either boot from it or boot it from a floppy. Is that possible? You see... my motherboard doesn't allow me to boot from a USB device.
after some investigation, i was told by tech support that the compal cl56 does not allow for one to boot off of a flash usb drive. oddly enough, it can boot from a floppy that plugs into the usb drive. does this make sense? is there anyway to format a usb drive so my computer can boot off of it?
for USB bootable operating system slax linux is good option.
check this link http://www.slax.org/
It takes 192 mb of youe USB drive (depends on your distro). slax standard edition is best which fulfils all basic requirements. there are multiple slax distros.you just need to compile it (which is vey simple).It gives you GUI,networking,web browser,multimedia,NTFS read/write support,printing support,mailing browser and ........
You can save changes (write)to your USB drive which is not possible in live linux CD (MEPICS,Xndros)