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Old 04-19-2006, 08:57 PM   #1
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Question Boot from flash memory


would like to now if theres an ubuntu based distro or some variation of ubuntu desighned to boot from flash memory. If theres not pls recomend some distros similar to ubuntu that can do this. I would like it to include text editing perferably Open office and internet perferably firefox with install. Also if it has good networking support that would help too. Also needs to use gnome.
 
Old 04-19-2006, 09:03 PM   #2
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Does DSL meet these specifications?
 
Old 04-20-2006, 06:14 AM   #3
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no, because it doesn't not use gnome. You would need quite a lot of flash memory for gnome distro. That said Slax runs KDE from about 250mb.

I am not aware of a similar distro for Gnome. There's gnoppix but i am not sure how easy it is to boot from flash memory and/or if it would be too large.....

how much flash memory do you have and is it a pen drive?

if you have 1gig device or more check this out:

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-5151.html

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Old 04-20-2006, 02:31 PM   #4
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thanks satinet I will look in to the info u provided.
 
Old 05-06-2006, 09:46 AM   #5
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Hmmm Slax is a good live CD that can boot from those small USB Flash drives

just go to the slax website to download a live CD (i can't post the url, because you need 3 posts...)

Some are 100mb +, and there's even a 52mb one, it could fit on 1 of those 64 MB flash usb drives.
The bigger, they more features it has, keep that in mind.

*In order to boot from a USB Device you will probably need to configure that into your BIOS, read your PC manual in order to find out how to access it, usually F12 / F1 / or even ESC on some PCs.*

If your BIOS doesn't support it, then I'm not sure what you can do, maybe a BIOS upgrade or even a floppy that can allow it could fix that.

Hope this helped someone.
 
Old 05-07-2006, 07:33 AM   #6
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Well i'm looking for something thats not a livecd so I can store data.
 
  


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