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Old 06-23-2014, 12:55 PM   #1
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RFA : Help need to boot with X from external USB drive


Objective : Install Linux of an external USD HD, and use with any laptop.

Accomplished :
a) Installed Fedora 20
b) Verified it boots on multiple laptops
c) Enabled XFCE

Question : How can the installation be made intelligent to dynamically sense the video card type and load the related driver ?

Intention is to carry USB drive and use any available laptop to work.

Thanx

C S Palkar
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:07 AM   #2
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I routinely take full installs on flash drives between systems with onboard Nvidia and Intel graphics without any obvious problems. What problems are you encountering?
 
Old 06-24-2014, 10:09 AM   #3
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isnt this what liveusb-creator was specifically designed to achieve ?
 
Old 06-24-2014, 10:34 AM   #4
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liveusb-creator puts the read-only image from the iso onto the device, with the option of adding a persistent overlay for / and another for /home. My experience is that persistent storage fills up rather quickly and is quite susceptable to corruption (obviously, YMMV). On the other hand, a full install is a full install, be it on a USB flash drive, a USB hard drive, or an internal drive.
 
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:22 PM   #5
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With Debian you can either select a kernel image just for the machine installing to or with all the drivers, which allows you to move from machine to machine.
 
  


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