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Old 01-22-2012, 09:04 PM   #1
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Question Live USB and Home Network


They are two small issues so i decided to put them in the same post instead of two separate ones.

A fellow at the Mint forum gave a very detailed explanation about how to set up a dual boot but did not mention if I needed a certain program to make the flash drive live. Fairly certain Unetbootin does not work with my biometric flash drive.

Home network: Twin netbooks... One as a back-up and recovery machine... the other for mobile use. Plus a lappy that is for experiments and mutlimedia. I am reluctant to set up a wired network because the mess of wires I am using now is bad enough and obviously I want the mobile netbook to be part of the home network when not at home. Currently I am using teamviewer to connect all 3 but the lag is a bit much. Is there a better way to have the 3 computers linked via the internet? Z/Z
 
Old 01-23-2012, 12:37 AM   #2
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A router would be a way better solution.
 
Old 01-23-2012, 01:54 AM   #3
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I don't think running a few kilometers of ethernet cable from my home router to say the doctor's office would be practical Z/Z
 
Old 01-23-2012, 01:54 AM   #4
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They are two small issues so i decided to put them in the same post instead of two separate ones.

A fellow at the Mint forum gave a very detailed explanation about how to set up a dual boot but did not mention if I needed a certain program to make the flash drive live. Fairly certain Unetbootin does not work with my biometric flash drive.

Home network: Twin netbooks... One as a back-up and recovery machine... the other for mobile use. Plus a lappy that is for experiments and mutlimedia. I am reluctant to set up a wired network because the mess of wires I am using now is bad enough and obviously I want the mobile netbook to be part of the home network when not at home. Currently I am using teamviewer to connect all 3 but the lag is a bit much. Is there a better way to have the 3 computers linked via the internet? Z/Z
I agree that a wireless router is a better solution. Thumb drives are pretty cheap. Something 4 gigs in size should be more then sufficient. Besides, the only way to see if unetbootin works (or not) is to try it with your thumb drive. If Mint can read and write to it successfully, unetbootin should (in theory) work just fine. Unetbootin doesn't work well with non-Linux distros such as Solaris Express or PC-BSD because initrd doesn't launch these, yet is installed anyway. Therefore, its Linux only if you use unetbootin
 
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:59 AM   #5
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Linux Live is a neat program that works with my biometric flash drive and u can use it for a full install or just run it from the stick. I think Yumi is similar but I don't now if it does full installs. Z/Z
 
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Linux can install to most usb flash drives in one of three basic ways.
Booting them is generally an issue of bios in hardware. I find that usb flash tend to show up as either a hard drive order choice or many new systems allow me to boot from cold to a F key boot option to select boot device.


To make a usb flash look for ones that say something like bootable. Not all can be made to boot. HP offered the best tool to fix stubborn ones.

A live usb can be one of three things.

One is like a live cd where that file is put on a usb (either with or without persistence). It tends to be the first way people try them. See pendrivelinux.com for some how to's and software to install.

Second is most modern distro's simply install to a usb as it would any real hard drive. Just have to watch out for where loader is put. Put the loader on the usb.

Lastly is a sort of cheat. You put an emulator on the system either hard drive or usb and run a virtual machine from the usb.
 
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Maybe virtual desktops running from a server?

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Old 01-24-2012, 01:16 AM   #8
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...[/QUOTE] and obviously I want the mobile netbook to be part of the home network when not at home. Currently I am using teamviewer to connect all 3 but the lag is a bit much. Is there a better way to have the 3 computers linked via the internet? Z/Z[/QUOTE]

Even a good commercial wireless router couldn't give me several kilometers of good range and if it did I wouldn't use it because every new wireless hacker in the city would be nesting on my signal. For example... I want to theoretically go to Starbucks many kilometers away and take advantage of their very crappy "free" wifi and be able to access the home network with as little lag between the home computers and the waa... I mean mobile netbook and possibly vice versa if say my little sister wanted to borrow my mobile netbook for school.

Sorry if the lack of detail earlier caused some confusion. Z/Z
 
  


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