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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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Capn_Fish
post Dec 6 2007, 07:42 PM
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On a slightly different topic (No need to start a new thread, even if this is the off-topic section), XUbuntu is freezing when trying to shut down or suspend on my laptop sometimes (not all the time). It gives a black screen and hangs (no disk activity or LCD backlight). So what distro do people recommend trying? I'd like something that does at least some hardware detection/setup (eg, so I don't need to edit EVERYTHING) and is lightweight/fast booting. Distros I've tried:

-Vector (I found it too complicated/cluttered)
-Debian (My fallback, some packages are too old for my taste, about my convenience limit for needing tweaking)
-Gentoo (Stuff got broken/didn't work, otherwise nice, lousy initial setup)
-Slackware (Never did get a working install)
-(Xu|Ku|U)buntu (Now freezing while shutting down ( mad.gif ), non-Xubuntu *buntus are too heavy for my taste)

Any ideas? So far I've been prefering .deb systems, but I haven't tried an RPM system in a year or two.

Thanks.
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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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