Ahh... I see. I do remember hearing that flash drives have a limited number of write/erases. I was hoping to put MEPIS 6.5 on the drive, since that's what I am used to. It works with my nvidia card, ethernet card, everything, without any extra work.
Question... Mandriva sells 4GB flash drives with Mandriva installed for like $130. They say you run the entire thing off of the flash drive, like what I was asking. Does this mean that one day those drives are just going to stop working?
Here's the main tutorial I was going to follow: http://www.althack.com/2006/03/10/ho...on-a-usb-drive
People replaced DSL with other distros and it seemed to work. Is there a way to run the swap partition from RAM and everything else from the drive?