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Installing Puppy Linux on a separate, partitioned USB drive

Posted 02-09-2024 at 04:55 AM by beachboy2
Updated 02-11-2024 at 04:06 AM by beachboy2

NB Puppy Linux is not meant to be used as a primary OS installed on a hard disk drive:

It is designed to be used from a bootable USB drive.

Download FossaPup-9.5.iso from:

Burn the ISO image to a bootable USB drive:

(a) With a Windows computer, use Rufus:

(b) With a Linux computer,...
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Apparently Linux works in a way that makes perhaps a bit more likely for one to think an USB hdd is going bad

Posted 10-30-2020 at 07:10 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 10-30-2020 at 07:14 AM by the dsc
Tags lunux, usb

I was googling a lot to figure out what could be happening, but already under the assumption that one of the HDDs I have in a USB dock station was about to fail definitively. In fact, part of my reading was around trying to understand if maybe Linux itself doesn't deal well with this kind of set-up, in ways that could be perhaps more damaging than the normal internal usage of the HDD.

But then I found a piece of information suggesting that maybe what happened was just that the USB...
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Qemu USB passthrough with specifics for iphone

Posted 09-05-2018 at 01:39 PM by kingbeowulf

Qemu still befuddles me at times. It doesn't help when various command line options are deprecated and changes. For qemu-3.xx, there have been some changes to setting up USB passthrough. This all all came to a head when I needed to restore an iphone. The powermac G5 is dismantled at the moment, so I thought, why not use the Windows 10 VM? After letting Win10 grind along updating itself (I don't fire it up very often), I installed itunes (win10 has an "app store"? ugh.), the fun began....
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Hello persistent USB.

Posted 12-21-2008 at 10:42 AM by Hitboxx
Updated 12-21-2008 at 11:31 AM by Hitboxx (spellcheck)

Hello holy hell,

I hardly saw this before. So an introductory hi hello salam namaste..

Now today has been a fruitful day, I wanted to put a Linux preferably with codecs and things intact onto an USB in persistent mode for some time now. Finally, Linux Mint 6 got releases a few days back and I set about the task to put it on.

Started off with many tutorials digging Google and ending up on various sites, a prominent one being However,...
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USB drive auto mounter script!

Posted 11-30-2008 at 11:35 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

Yes that's right! I kid you not! A marvelous bash script to automatically mount a usb flash drive (or at least set it up to mount it by users) it is commented and should be 'easy' to follow. There are probably better ways to do this, but at the time I didn't want to install anything (e.g. pmount) and I didn't feel like using autofs.

what does the script do if it doesn't automatically mount the drive?
- It determines an appropriate mount name from the file system label or...
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