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449
June 8th, 2008, 10:33 PM
I have yet to find a way to do this ,but it seems like it would be possible. I can't use the live cd because the computer has 256MB of RAM.

And if it's not possible to do it that way, what would be the best distro from a computer with these specs?

http://www.shopping.com/xPF-Compaq-Compaq-Presario-SR1103WM-B-Desktop-w-17-Flat-Screen-CRT-Monitor

-the Flash drive is 2GB
-I have no cd's

Thanks :)

KingTermite
June 9th, 2008, 10:23 PM
pendrivelinux.com is a great website for stuff like this.

USB Xubuntu 8.04 Persistent install from Linux (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2008/05/21/usb-xubuntu-804-persistent-install-from-linux/)

USB Xubuntu 8.04 Persistent install from Live CD (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2008/05/21/usb-xubuntu-804-persistent-install-from-live-cd/)

Other variations and tutorials from main page:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

cariboo
June 9th, 2008, 10:53 PM
You might want to try Mepis AntiX. its small and lightweight, designed to run will on computers with lower end specs. It is debian based so a lot of what you see here applies.

http://www.mepis.org/node/14192

Fluxbuntu is also a good choice. Get it here:

http://fluxbuntu.org/js.html


Jim

KingTermite
June 9th, 2008, 11:26 PM
Here's a good article too (its the one that pointed me to "Pendrive Linux" in the first place).

Comparing Linux USB flash disk distros
http://www.linux.com/feature/134670