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Old 09-23-2021, 07:15 PM   #1
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MX Linux - USB as Boot drive

Greetings. it's been a long time!

I have recently been experimenting with installing Linux (various distros tested). Per an article i read on about recommended distros to run from USB, I tried MX.

I think it may be too feature packed to run as I'd like. I may install it on another system not a USB at another time.

As one who discovered this distro for aforementioned research, have you any recommendations for a lightweight USB boot distro?

I tried Porteus, which is amazingly fast (if loanded to RAM), but i'm not sure i want to tinker with learning Slackware. [EDIT] - Do you know of any debian based distos that could be small enough to load to RAM and run like Porteus?

Thank you for reading!

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Old 09-24-2021, 03:52 AM   #2
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AntiX - it's created by some of the same people who develop MX, but it uses Window Managers instead of a Desktop Environment, & has a lot less pre installed programs, if you choose the 'base' version, which has just about everything 'needed' in an O/S.

Otherwise, you could see how you like Devuan, my present distro of choice - install from the 'live' version is best.

P.S. Another distro to consider might be Fatdog64.

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