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Old 09-19-2012, 01:08 AM   #1
sl0wj0n
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installed to 16GB flash drive


Hello, fellow linuxians.
I tried any number of live CDs,
going back to at least Ubuntu 5,
and who knows haw many different distros.
I finally got my winblows box straightened out.
Had a problem w/ Seagate 7200.12 HDDs.
Decided to do a linux install.
Choose a 16GB PNY flash drive, formatted to ex2,
1 main partition [12.9GB] and 1 swap part. [2GB].
I had already tried this on earlier version,
w/ a 8GB, and it seemed too small.
This time I used Ubuntu 12.04.
Took a long time to install, and it works,
but it runs SO SLOOOWWWLY, and it hangs,
w/ some modules crashing.
My box is homebuilt, specs as follows:
AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus,
Asus M4A88T-M/USB3,
Crucial DDR3 1333 (PC10600) RAM, [4 sticks, 2x4GB + 2x2GB = 11264 MB Usable Memory],
Seagate Barricuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB,
Seagate Barricuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1000GB,
Asus DRW-24B3LT 24X Burner SATA,
using onboard video, ATI/AMD HD 4250,
and the PNY USB 2.0 FD, [14.9GB].
I *REALLY* want to use the flash drive to have a portable linux install.
I would REALLY appreciate some help with this,
as my linux is still pretty lame.
I used to "cmd" DOS,
and I can *usually* fix a winblows box,
but I'm still too newb know squat about linux.
I hoped that the flash install would let me restart in linux, and start learning how to "sudo apt-get" and all the rest.
sl0j0n
 
Old 09-19-2012, 03:45 PM   #2
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Some usb drives in combination with some motherboards are not fully timed or some issue. I can't say what the issue is right now but I use many usb installs in native install and have only had one stinker usb.

Let me point out some issues just for because.

Good work by the way. You seem to have properly started your install.

One thing is the swap, do you really need it? Can you live with the ram on the system.

Good on the ext2. No need to journal unless you want to for some reason. I guess a timing deal could exist. Could try ext4 or btrfs if you want to go wild.

Did you test the download md5 or shal?


Since this is so new, can you consider other distro's or versions? It would be helpful to see if one does better than the other.

Last edited by jefro; 09-19-2012 at 03:46 PM.
 
Old 09-23-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
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Hello, "jefro".
FIRST:
Thanks for the reply.
I *really* appreciate your help.

2nd:
Maybe what I need to do is just overwrite Ubuntu 12.04 w/ something else.
What would you recommend, for learning on?

Have a GREAT day, neighbor!
 
  


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