LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-18-2006, 10:49 PM   #1
Gadren
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
USB flash drive -- what do I put on it and how?


Today I got myself a 1gb USB flash drive, and I want to turn it into a bootable Linux installation. I'm hoping to put something Debian-based, because I like apt-get for my packaging needs.

I first tried to put Damn Small Linux on it, but for some reason, even though I did all the steps listed here, when it came time to boot from it, I got "Boot failed."

So I turned to Knoppix, and while it's nice, it's bulky and there are too many redundant programs. I also am having trouble getting it to be persistent (for example, I have to keep running the pppoeconf command at each bootup).

What would you suggest for me? Is there a good distro that can be easily expanded through apt-get? Or do you know how I can get DSL to boot, or Knoppix to be streamlined?
 
Old 07-18-2006, 11:01 PM   #2
Matir
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 8,507

Rep: Reputation: 124Reputation: 124
I really like puppy linux for this. It has a pretty nice default interface too.
 
Old 07-18-2006, 11:20 PM   #3
Gadren
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Sounds interesting -- how easily can I add new programs to it?
 
Old 07-19-2006, 12:04 AM   #4
Matir
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 8,507

Rep: Reputation: 124Reputation: 124
I honestly haven't tested new programs, as it does come with a lot built in, but since it's based on Knoppix, I would image that apt works.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 11:36 AM   #5
Gadren
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I was able to get DSL to boot, but I'm having the hardest time getting it to install new programs and keep them on. For example, I want NetHack on it, but I don't know how to get it so it'll stay there after I reboot.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using a usb thumb drive or flash drive as a swap partition. stevenjoseph Linux - Hardware 8 01-16-2012 01:09 PM
put fedora 5 on a usb hard drive brianmay27 Linux - General 2 04-26-2006 07:01 PM
USB Flash drive ddu_ Linux - Newbie 3 03-11-2006 08:13 PM
IRQ conflict when external drive/flash-drive is put to use Nightfrost Linux - Hardware 0 10-22-2004 05:15 AM
How to put a permanent entry in fstab for usb pen drive zulfilee Linux - General 4 09-01-2004 12:36 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:17 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration