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Old 04-15-2013, 06:28 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Nbiser View Post
Assuming that your iso and your unetbootin program are both good, a flash drive system would probably work. However, an internal HD would be much faster and would offer much more storage space.
Yeah, I'm finding that our myself. Even after I expand the OS's partition over most of the stick, it's still very slow, especially when running a browser. I made a mistake; and whenever the stick fails, I'll go back to using a hard drive.

Someone told me that even taking hardware differences into account, I should expect my USB stick distro to run on other computers easily enough. So far, I'm observing that that's not true.

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Old 04-15-2013, 06:30 PM   #32
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I have a real installation on a USB stick. No static "live" data, no lengthy guides & external toolkits, no special steps required and no extra work or even a learning curve. Just a regular install that can be upgraded like any other at any given time, as usual. No difference between installed on a USB stick or on a local harddisk, except that i've installed a selection of xorg video drivers instead of just one.
Unless it's because you intend to share it with others, why install any xorg video drivers other than the one you need? The distros I know do this, and I just remove them.


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