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Old 11-02-2010, 06:53 AM   #1
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Load OS onto USB stick?


I want to load a Linux Operating System (Austrumi Linux 2.1.7) onto a USB stick. Could any forum members recommend a good make? I am based in the UK. Thanks
 
Old 11-02-2010, 07:11 AM   #2
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SanDisk seem pretty reliable, and are widely available.
 
Old 11-02-2010, 07:23 AM   #3
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Hi!
I use Transcend T3 (2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB) - probably the smallest USB stick
- since a year without any problems.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:20 PM   #4
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At one time it was very difficult to get usb flash drives to be bootable. Many if not almost all of the newer ones can be made to boot.

I'd look for the phrase bootable just to be sure. Otherwise I have yet to see one that didn't work with the HP program.


See pendrivelinux.com for help too.
 
Old 11-02-2010, 04:30 PM   #5
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I use Kingston Datatraveller 4GB,Duracell16 GB ,and Ultraspeed 4 GB sticks and all 3 work very well.It doesn't seem to matter which computer I am using to load onto or from they all work.

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Old 11-02-2010, 05:36 PM   #6
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I have had 2 usb's for last 3 yrs
both Kingston Data Travelers, a 2GB and 4GB
never have they failed and they have gone through hundreds of different distros and are used to test every distro I make and they just keep going!
and they're cheap
 
Old 11-02-2010, 05:40 PM   #7
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yeah thats reall cool man,i wish i knew how to down/reload my os onto a stick like that,theres one thing i wanted to do was put an installable item (the gnu c compiler)of the distro dvd its just one or (a few) packages then re-install on a netbook,where its missing!
 
Old 11-02-2010, 05:42 PM   #8
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oh yeah you can get them from the "argos"--busbi"
 
Old 11-03-2010, 02:23 AM   #9
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Are you running Linux now?If so you can download Mint onto your netbook/notebook and using startup disk creator you can "burn it onto a stick that works every time!
 
Old 11-03-2010, 05:40 AM   #10
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i used a sandisk usb and loaded the mint iso file using unetbootin. brilliant!
 
Old 11-03-2010, 05:53 AM   #11
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Recommend? Hmm, almost all of them are made in China (joke). Think about 8GB or even bigger USB stick. The last Backtrack needs at least 8 GB to install. This is good choice to start. Learn about policy of a USB stick manufacturer. Support those which support Linux. Don't buy 'recommended for use with W$'.
 
Old 11-03-2010, 01:33 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the feed back folks!
 
Old 11-04-2010, 03:09 AM   #13
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You're very welcome and any questions feel free to ask there's no such thing as a dumb question only stupid answers !!!Along with a lot of sarcasm at times LOL

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