USB stick size for Live USB Op Systems?
I've read that 16GB is preferred as the size to run a Live Op System from a bootable USB drive. I have Ubuntu 12.04LTS on an 8GB stick and it seems to work fine and as a matter of fact I'm only using about 3GB total on my laptop hard drive right now running 12.04LTS so I wonder if an 8GB USB stick wouldn't be ok.
I feel that the 32GBKingston USB that I have is way too much and the Sandisk 8GB has a much faster benchmark time then the 32GB, not sure if it's a matter of size or just that SanDisk runs faster then the Kingston.
Anyway, having had some luck with Ubuntu 12.04LTS on the 8GB stick I wonder if I could run Kali Linux and PinguyOS on 8GB sticks as well or if 16GB would work better? I've only got a 32 bit system which If I understand correctly will only access 2GB of RAM but running the OS on a USB might be a different story.
Anyway, long story less long, are ya'll and can you comfortably run an OS on an 8GB USB stick or would 16GB be better and why? Thanks.
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