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Old 05-20-2019, 10:07 PM   #1
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Recommend me a live USB distro please?


I haven't checked the live-USB scene since Knoppix and PCLinuxOS were big 15 years ago. Now I think I something like that would be handy to have around.

What would be a good distro to run from a USB drive (no HD installation) these days?
 
Old 05-20-2019, 10:21 PM   #2
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If your PC is over a year old, Knoppix 8.2. It's still the best at doing what it was designed to do, before any other distro, run from live media.
 
Old 05-20-2019, 10:42 PM   #3
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I haven't used knoppix in almost that long. Any live/install CD will do - Mint, Fedora , whatever. I keep an old 4G USB that I use to test - it has whatever was last installed on one of my PCs.
Just connect to the network and install anything missing. Simple.
 
Old 05-21-2019, 01:31 AM   #4
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Hi,

since you seem to be a Slackware user, why not stick to that? Eg
https://docs.slackware.com/slackware:liveslak

Evo2.
 
Old 05-21-2019, 02:01 AM   #5
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yes, I would also suggest you the one you like (prefer).
 
Old 05-21-2019, 03:27 AM   #6
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Antix - MX Linux

(Reconfigurable, persistence, load to ram, etc, etc.)
 
  


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