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Old 10-27-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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About persistence USB distros


Hi

I know a persistence USB stick keeps settings but what about applications you installed. Thanks
 
Old 10-27-2013, 07:52 PM   #2
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You can install any distribution onto a USB stick. It can be like any other install.
 
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:54 PM   #3
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what about applications you installed
Yes. All application installs are remembered as well as how they are personally configured by you.
 
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:28 PM   #4
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Thank you andrewthomas & rokytnji
 
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About persistence USB distros

You're welcome. Glad to be of help.
 
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persistence isn't fully the best way to install programs. Not all distro's can be made to boot on a usb easily and because of the way persistence works, not all apps may work correctly. If you want to be sure your apps are installed correctly then install a newish distro to a usb flash just as if it were a real hard drive.

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Old 10-28-2013, 08:05 PM   #7
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If you want to be sure your apps are installed correctly then install a newish distro to a usb flash just as if it were a real hard drive.
Did that once, but it was sooo slooow. This is just for temporary purposes only
 
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In some few cases a real install versus a compressed live image may have noticeable speed differences. A fast usb or usb3 would be fine.

I've used pendrivelinux.com installs a lot and they are good for many things. I just have faster drives and much larger drives so it doesn't make as much sense for me at least.
 
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I don't have usb 3.0 on my desktop, it's quite dated unfortunately. However, they do sell SD flash cards class 10 type. Maybe a class 10 SD card might improve the read speeds. Thanks for the suggestion
 
  


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