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Old 02-20-2004, 09:36 AM   #1
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Installing programs to USB flash drive

Hey everybody,
Has anyone ever tried to install a large program like Open Office onto a USB flash memory drive? I have been trying with Open Office, but I keep getting I/O errors about half-way through. I believe this is due to the slower transfer rates of USB 1.1 (I'm using old computers) or the write speed of the device. I have also tried installing to the hdd and then copying it over, same problem. Any suggestions? Should I try to do something like not copying the entire OpenOffice1.1.0 directory, and instead go for copying the subdirectories one by one, like copying 'program' and then 'user' etc.?

Old 02-20-2004, 10:54 PM   #2
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Why do you need Open Office on a flash drive? .
Old 02-23-2004, 09:22 AM   #3
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So that I can have it with me whenever, wherever. Put a 80 mm Damn Small Linux CD and a flash drive equipped with OOo and all of my files together... I can have everything I need as long as there's a PC around.
Old 06-27-2004, 03:07 AM   #4
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Just out of curiousity has anyone ever tried to install say a OS like Knoppix-STD to a USB Flash Drive and it be fully functional?


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