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Capn_Fish
post Mar 31 2007, 11:25 AM
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I'm looking to run Linux off of a USB drive (512MB). I would like to have:

-A 2.6.x kernel
-Hardware detection so I can use it on any machine
-The ability to uninstall whatever came with the distro
-GCC readily available
-Some space left over so I can actually use it as a USB drive

Any suggestions?
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speculatrix
post Jun 7 2007, 09:25 AM
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you'd wear out the usb stick less if you create a small partition on your hard drive which was very slightly smaller than the usb stick, installed linux into it then copied the partition to the usb stick. be sure to change fstab to mount as "noatime"
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post Jul 10 2007, 03:47 AM
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Does it answer to first question ? here
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Capn_Fish   Usb Key Linux Distro   Mar 31 2007, 11:25 AM
adf   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Mar 31 2007, 07:25 PM)I...   Mar 31 2007, 07:29 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(adf @ Mar 31 2007, 10:29 PM)QUOTE(Capn_...   Apr 1 2007, 06:06 AM
adf   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Apr 1 2007, 02:06 PM)QUOTE(...   Apr 1 2007, 10:17 AM
Capn_Fish   I'll give it a try with Bochs and check it out...   Apr 1 2007, 10:23 AM
adf   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Apr 1 2007, 06:23 PM)I...   Apr 1 2007, 04:50 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(adf @ Apr 1 2007, 07:50 PM)QUOTE(Capn_F...   Apr 1 2007, 06:08 PM
adf   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Apr 2 2007, 02:08 AM)QUOTE(...   Apr 1 2007, 06:59 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(adf @ Apr 1 2007, 09:59 PM)QUOTE(Capn_F...   Apr 1 2007, 07:03 PM
adf   never tried it. is this for multiple computers? h...   Apr 1 2007, 07:47 PM
Antikx   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Apr 1 2007, 09:03 PM)Any ch...   Apr 1 2007, 08:22 PM
craigtyson   Asked this before but. is it possable to boot a P...   Apr 2 2007, 03:48 AM
Antikx   QUOTE(craigtyson @ Apr 2 2007, 05:48 AM)Asked...   Apr 2 2007, 11:35 AM
Da_Blitz   yes to the PC off the zaurus thing, however itwill...   Apr 2 2007, 07:16 AM
Capn_Fish   I'm thinking I'll burn DSL-N to a CD and g...   Apr 2 2007, 10:18 AM
Capn_Fish   As a follow-up, I finally found a good distro: Deb...   May 21 2007, 12:27 PM
ShiroiKuma   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ May 21 2007, 09:27 PM)As a ...   Jun 6 2007, 06:46 PM
adf   QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Jun 7 2007, 02:46 AM)QUOTE...   Jun 6 2007, 07:17 PM
Capn_Fish   How do you enable compression on an ext2 filesyste...   Jun 6 2007, 02:24 PM
adf   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Jun 6 2007, 10:24 PM)How do...   Jun 6 2007, 04:43 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(adf @ Jun 6 2007, 07:43 PM)QUOTE(Capn_F...   Jun 6 2007, 05:04 PM
adf   Fair enough. what about something like UPX? Coul...   Jun 6 2007, 05:16 PM
speculatrix   ext2 doesn't have compression, use cramfs or s...   Jun 6 2007, 02:51 PM
Capn_Fish   I'll take a look at that... Of course, if I h...   Jun 6 2007, 05:28 PM
adf   Just good ol nano, which I suspect you're alre...   Jun 6 2007, 06:28 PM
Capn_Fish   Oops, I meant programming editor. Yes, I use Nano ...   Jun 6 2007, 06:41 PM
Capn_Fish   I basically stuck it in a computer with generic ne...   Jun 7 2007, 06:37 AM
speculatrix   you'd wear out the usb stick less if you creat...   Jun 7 2007, 09:25 AM
Cyril92   Does it answer to first question ? here   Jul 10 2007, 03:47 AM
BluePanther   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Mar 31 2007, 03:25 PM)I...   Jul 10 2007, 05:12 AM
Dromede   capn_fish, maybe www.puppylinux.com will suit your...   Jul 10 2007, 05:26 AM
Capn_Fish   I tried Puppy, and it was pretty good, especially ...   Jul 10 2007, 05:51 AM
Capn_Fish   Sadly, I only just got to try booting Debian off o...   Jul 13 2007, 05:55 PM
adf   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Jul 14 2007, 01:55 AM)Sadly...   Jul 13 2007, 06:24 PM
Capn_Fish   It has nothing to do with Xorg AFAICT, as it happe...   Jul 14 2007, 06:18 AM
T3_slider   QUOTE(Capn_Fish)It has nothing to do with Xorg AFA...   Jul 14 2007, 06:07 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(T3_slider @ Jul 14 2007, 09:07 PM)QUOTE...   Jul 14 2007, 07:49 PM
T3_slider   I would try it out, but I don't have any LCD s...   Jul 15 2007, 07:36 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(T3_slider @ Jul 15 2007, 10:36 PM)I wou...   Jul 16 2007, 08:21 AM
Capn_Fish   On a slightly different topic (No need to start a ...   Dec 6 2007, 07:42 PM
adf   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 6 2007, 06:42 PM) O...   Dec 6 2007, 08:10 PM
Capn_Fish   Thanks. I didn't feel like going all the way t...   Dec 8 2007, 07:20 PM


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