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Old 11-22-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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Hello. I have been here before, and I was wondering if you can install Linux Mint 15 on a USB flash drive. Not putting the .ISO on and installing to your PC HDD, actually putting it on the flash drive so you can take all your files, settings, e.t.c everywhere you go, and, like me, not having to worry about your hard drive. And if I can, what is the ideal size drive for Mint?
 
Old 11-22-2013, 11:13 PM   #2
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If you are happy using a standard Mint install you are much better off copying the iso over and setting up the USB flash for persistence so you can use it like an ordinary system.
 
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Hello. I have been here before, and I was wondering if you can install Linux Mint 15 on a USB flash drive. Not putting the .ISO on and installing to your PC HDD, actually putting it on the flash drive so you can take all your files, settings, e.t.c everywhere you go, and, like me, not having to worry about your hard drive. And if I can, what is the ideal size drive for Mint?
Yes you can! Just point the installer to install on the USB drive (instead of your internal hard drive) and make sure you put GRUB there too. For more info, go on UbuntuForums.org and search through posts by user "C.S.Cameron" who is the expert on this topic: http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=317145

The ideal size is same as if the drive is outside your computer as if the drive is inside your computer. Mint 15 release notes recommend 5gb bare minimum (http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2366) plus whatever space you are going to need for your documents, files, settings, additional applications, etc. (I personally think 5gb sounds too small, so I have 500gb for my Mint install, haven't come close to running out of space yet!)
 
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Thanks. I decided for a 64 GB drive, because It's not going to be my full-time OS, or I would've replaced Windows already. I'm just using it to start to learn Linux, use when Windows disappoints, and possibly to design a distro.
 
  


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