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    Re: Distro for a 4GB flash drive

    I currently have ZenLive5.2 RC1(LiveCD version of Zenwalk) on a USB flash and it works great. There isn't an automatic USB install like in Sidux or Fedora, but it's pretty straight forward to do.
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    Re: Distro for a 4GB flash drive

    To answer the other bit of your initial question - yeah, you can install Mandriva to a Flash drive, just using the regular installer. What you wind up with isn't quite as smooth as Mandriva Flash, which is tailor-made for the key, but it works fine.
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    Re: Distro for a 4GB flash drive

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamWill View Post
    To answer the other bit of your initial question - yeah, you can install Mandriva to a Flash drive, just using the regular installer. What you wind up with isn't quite as smooth as Mandriva Flash, which is tailor-made for the key, but it works fine.
    I tried the recovery disk,but that didn't work. Where is the installer? The liveCD?

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    Wink Re: Distro for a 4GB flash drive

    don't use fedora or mandriva.

    i think you should use dsl with icewm as your window manager

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    Re: Distro for a 4GB flash drive

    Quote Originally Posted by pluckypigeon View Post
    don't use fedora or mandriva.

    i think you should use dsl with icewm as your window manager
    DSL is too basic.

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    Smile Re: Distro for a 4GB flash drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Raccoon1400 View Post
    DSL is too basic.
    What's wrong with that?

    Don't tell me that you want to use this flash drive as a main system.

    Some times using something that is quick and simple can be more useful when using something portable from pc to pc.

    I have a 8gig business card with Ubuntu (7gig) and DSL (1gig) on.

    I keep both with minimal software installed also.

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    Question Re: Distro for a 4GB flash drive

    Just wondering, can you use 2 flash drives for 1 OS ?

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    Re: Distro for a 4GB flash drive

    You can if you just install Ubuntu to your flashdrive in the regular manner, the same as if you were installing to a hard disk.

    I have several test installations of Ubuntu flash memory sticks now and the regular, stock standard Ubuntu installation in a memory stick detects and read/writes to other memory sticks plugged into a USB hub.
    That means we can have one flash memory disk with the OS in it, and another one for data.

    I imagine it would also be possible to make an installation with a separate /boot, /root and /home and so on for the purposes if splitting the installation in two or more parts to fit on small USB memory sticks if someone really wanted to.
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    Re: Distro for a 4GB flash drive

    Quote Originally Posted by pluckypigeon View Post
    What's wrong with that?

    Don't tell me that you want to use this flash drive as a main system.

    Some times using something that is quick and simple can be more useful when using something portable from pc to pc.

    I have a 8gig business card with Ubuntu (7gig) and DSL (1gig) on.

    I keep both with minimal software installed also.
    We are going up to the cottage soon. Mom is bringing her laptop and I want to keep it simple and leave mine here. I though I would just boot of the flash drive. I won't use it much because there is so much else to do there. Just email, internet(24K dialup) and the occasional game on a rainy day.

    The problem with dsl is I have never had luck installing software on it with apt-get.

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    Re: Distro for a 4GB flash drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Raccoon1400 View Post
    We are going up to the cottage soon. Mom is bringing her laptop and I want to keep it simple and leave mine here. I though I would just boot of the flash drive. I won't use it much because there is so much else to do there. Just email, internet(24K dialup) and the occasional game on a rainy day.

    The problem with dsl is I have never had luck installing software on it with apt-get.
    Just use ubuntu then. you may have to edit grub if the laptop has a different label for usb drives though

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