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Old 06-03-2011, 02:36 PM   #1
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Hi there
I would like to make a bootable liveUSB of Ubuntu 11 or Mint 10 so that it can run ClamTK. Can anyone helo or point me in the right direction. I was told I need a USB-Stick to do that as ClamTK will need some space to write on.
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:29 PM   #2
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Yo,

Had a look at this site? Enjoy!

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Old 06-03-2011, 04:53 PM   #3
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In a basic sense there are three ways to run a live usb.

One is in a manner like a live cd. You can't install much and reboots clear all.

Another is a live usb iso install with persistence. It allow you to save some amount of changes but not all.

Last is a real linux install to a usb media be it flash or hard drive.

As above pendrivelinux is a good start. Also see ways posted on the disto's help pages. Many distro's offer a few ways to install to usb from the live cd.

I find live usb's to be great on newer systems.
 
Old 06-03-2011, 05:31 PM   #4
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Yo,

Had a look at this site? Enjoy!

Thor
Hi, thanks. How do pendrive, live usb creator, portable linux and ubuntu's usb-creator compare? I want can either produce the USB in Fedora 12 or with a Ubuntu 11 LiveCD and I want it to run a persistent version of Ubuntu 11 with enough disk space to use ClamTK although if possible I wouldn't mind to use my larger flash drive to have an actual portable linux on it with several programs, codecs and some files. But if the latter is more complicated for now I'll prefer the simpler way to get what I need at the moment.
 
Old 06-04-2011, 04:01 AM   #5
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I find live usb's to be great on newer systems
You're right, in fact, I'd call them SUPER! They are the better option against conventional drives that take power, are somewhat more noisy and slower. Too bad old(er) systems do not boot from them...

There is the matter of read/write cycles that seem to be limited, as a precaution, consider this:

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USB sticks are not particularly reliable. They have a life, the more you read and write, the fewer read/writes you have left. So, you need to have the files backed up somewhere that is reliable. Back it up on a regular basis. You may want to consider a new stick.
posted in an other thread...

But, all in all, a USB stick is the better option as a small/quick/quiet drive

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I want can either produce the USB in Fedora 12 or with a Ubuntu 11 LiveCD and I want it to run a persistent version of Ubuntu 11 with enough disk space to use ClamTK although if possible I wouldn't mind to use my larger flash drive to have an actual portable linux on it with several programs, codecs and some files.
That is the general idea of such an "exercise" : a portable and persistent OS to use everywhere...

There are distros that offer to put everything on an "emergency disk" - this used to be a floppy, but instead, it's a better idea to use a USB stick, there is a more general way to do this, one example is done with Ubuntu, but I'd be surprised if it's not possible with the others...

Thor

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