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Author Topic: VL 5.8 std live on a USB pen (no hard drive)  (Read 3777 times)


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VL 5.8 std live on a USB pen (no hard drive)
« on: June 22, 2007, 01:47:22 am »

Hi, all.

A friend needs a live cd to do some work on a laptop with no hard drive, and I recommended the new 5.8 Std live.
He'll be using a USB pen to save his files.

My questions are: can he put the iso in the usb pen and boot from it (as if it were a cd)? Will that allow him to preserve settings (e.g., xfce settings) every time he boots?
Would that provide a faster environment as well? Any special issues with doing this?

Remember he won't do any hard drive install or saves, so the only important thing is that the "live" experience is as costumizable and consistent as possible.

Sorry for the ignorance... don't know anything about live cd's.



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Re: VL 5.8 std live on a USB pen (no hard drive)
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007, 05:23:12 am »

The basic procedure is to copy the contents of the cd to the pendrive, and replace the isolinux bootloader with either syslinux or grub or possibly lilo...... :)

If using syslinux, just change the name of isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg......

There's a little more to it, but that gives you an idea on what to do......