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@linus72 : thanx for the heads up on DSL n SliTaz. And your suggested distro BrowserLinux has almost all the stuff I need. Hopefully, I should be able to add dev packages on it (if it doesn't have it already). Anyways, I've a clear formatted 512MB USB key ready to go. Plz give me a few pointers on how to go about the persistent install.
@smeezekitty : thanx for illuminating the alternatives for making DSL better, in case I go with that. Anyways, I just want a day-to-day usable system nothin critical running on it, so DSL + updates crash a few time, it shouldn't be much of an issue
@cola : I tried unetbootin and manual syslinux method. Both methods result in a "live" USB (just like a Live-CD but on a USB stick). Basically, this means that any changes that I make are lost when I reboot. I'm looking for a persistent install from within Windows (if that's possible).
Planning to furgal install puppy on a USB stick (heard it works great... ) looking for specific pointers on howto get it done frm win-xp... if it is possible in the first place. Tried live-linux but both dont offer frugal/persistant modes.
@linus72: Thnx again for pointing me to a useful article. And with respect to persistence, I just want to do a simple frugal install of puppy on an USB stick (which has some data on it.... can be formatted, but I heard frugal install can be done without reformatting). Would really appreciate your help in this regard.
Thanks in advance.