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Old 02-22-2011, 09:45 AM   #1
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Linux on usb stick


Which linux os is best suitable for installation of usb stick which contain latest driver support.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 09:58 AM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

The one that detects YOUR hardware is best for you. Give some of them a try to see if they suit your needs and detect your hardware, you can install lots of LiveCD/DVD to USB using Unetbootin. One example that has a 'Install to USB' option and a personal favorite is Knoppix which is great for professional sysadmins.

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Old 02-22-2011, 10:52 AM   #3
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DSL is a nice lightweight alternative...
 
Old 02-22-2011, 10:59 AM   #4
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DSL is more than 2 years old, I doubt that is has the latest drivers.

@rajeshreea: It depends on what you want to do with that install. Do you want to have a full desktop, is it for system administration or forensic use, do you want to do penetration testing?
Give us more info, so that we can better help you.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 11:30 AM   #5
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Puppy and Fluppy are good for USB sticks. They are lightweight and generally support a lot of hardware, especially Fluppy.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 04:20 PM   #6
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Look at www.pendrivelinux.com for many ways and types.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 06:46 PM   #7
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SLAX
 
Old 02-22-2011, 06:58 PM   #8
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SLAX is no longer developed. So, may have troubles with newer hardware.
You may wish to have a look at Porteus http://porteus.org/ which is ex-SLAX-remix.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 07:14 PM   #9
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Then my second choice would have to be RIPLinux.
 
Old 02-24-2011, 12:45 PM   #10
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Fluppy was a very good call.
Never heard of it before...
 
Old 02-24-2011, 04:15 PM   #11
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Fluppy was a very good call.
Never heard of it before...
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