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I would recommend ubuntu. I am personally using ubuntu 10.10 on a 8GB usb stick. I have installed
metasploit, nmap, postgresql, wireshark, conky, gimp, vlc and nessus, on it !
BTW after you have done the customization of your installation, donot forget to backup the usb using a
dd command and create a image. You never know when you get an error on your usb and have to do a reinstall.
So just doing it from the image will be better
Now USB drive is cheap.
I plan to buy a 8 GB USB drive and install linux on it, to be bootable one.
Can you suggest to me which linux distro supports USB drive very well, and easy to install?
I made a 8GB CFcard+USB-Adapter with
- Knoppix 6.2 (the USB-Install menue of Knoppix started with CDROM, made automatically the FAT32 format and installed the syslinux)
- Slitaz 3.0
- I adapted the syslinux.cfg for start of all distros above (see the knoppix forum).
Next time, I will try to make following:
- TinyCoreLinux start with CD
- install TinyCoreLinux on USB with ext3 format
- and see if knoppix 6.2 and others distros works fine
(I was informed FAT32 will be corrupted one time; not ext3).