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Author Topic: USB Linux Distro Quer  (Read 2148 times)


  • Vectorite
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USB Linux Distro Quer
« on: May 22, 2008, 02:59:49 pm »

Just out of curiosity, which distros are out there that can boot off a thumbdrive, and out of these which feel...complete and or could be installed?


  • Vectorian
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Re: USB Linux Distro Quer
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008, 05:29:59 pm »

Well I'm not exactly up to date...but..complete is relative...there are many to choose but how much effort and what you need to do need consideration.

I think vector team is working on a usb project...but They would have to tell you about that..there are some tools in the repository if you want to play I think.

slax looks interesting now that you mention it, I have been dragging around puppy and damn small...

I seem to like dsl but it was my first it IS old now..all I had to do was click install to usb and answer a few prompts.. and it was easy to customize and add programs..excess writes to flash was the issue..I use the dsl full install spareingly..but it amazed me all I got it to do on a 512 stick

I did a frugal puppy which is like a live cd with a storage folder.. this on a 2gig stick..dingo is refreshing but I have not had time to play lately

guess I am suggesting you choose a stick and decide what you desire it to do.

Everything Is Relative


  • Vectorite
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Re: USB Linux Distro Quer
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008, 03:21:36 pm »

Dingo's a pretty amazing step up - smaller than the 3.x series and faster too.

I've tried Wolvix (not toob bad), Slax (great to build from the ground up), DSL (utilitarian) and Puppy.  In general, I'd recommend Puppy as it is the easiest to run with.  It's not quite there, but it's practically a linux system you can hand to a newbie and they'll be fine with.
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