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Old 09-29-2011, 04:09 PM   #1
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Persistent Vs. Full Install Ubuntu

So can somebody explain me why they do a Persistent ubuntu on usb drive but not a full install?
Is it because of speed? Security? Because of the features??? or what??
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Errrrrrrr, If talking external flash drive like USB or CF or SD. Read and Write cycles are excessive on full installs which will toast a Flash Drive prematurely. Especially if one lets the default installer loose in Ubuntu and it creates a /swap partition also.
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persistent is usual in most live-usb distros. if you want to be able to boot any usb bootable pc and not hard install drivers for graphics, wifi, ... then it is better to run live.
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A persistent live USB can boot in any pc that will boot from usb. The "persistent" part provides for updates, adding packages and customizations.
A full install will work only on the machine it is installed on (just like any other hard drive install). It is mated with that hardware with which it is installed.


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