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Old 06-25-2009, 08:28 PM   #1
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Which distros install from USB/Live USB?

A friend of mine is working at a company that's getting a lot of netbooks. None of them have optical drives so USB is important. They are going to switch most of the netbooks from Windows XP to Linux.
I told him that both Ubuntu and Ubuntu Netbook Remix can be used this way. He installed both to a USB Drive and what he likes is at bootup it gives the option to either run it from USB as a Live Distribution or to install it to the hard drive. The installation would give him a way of switching them to Linux and in other cases for users who prefer Windows XP they still have the option of using a USB Flash Drive when they want to use Linux.
The question: What other distributions work this way? I have looked at Fedora, CentOS, Mandriva, and OpenSUSE. Would either of these install from USB or even work as a Live Distribution from USB or even do both? Are there other distributions that would do this?
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Yep, alot of them do.

You can try Unetbootin to put various distro's on usb,
( )

just remember to set all the settings on the gui and also, sometimes unetbootin
gives a weird boot asking for a password and the menu doesn't work.

It's also pretty easy to put any distro on usb, even multiple distro's on usb.


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