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May 27th, 2009, 08:53 PM

Wanting to run Xubuntu on a 4Gb USB-stick.
Following the steps from pendrivelinux (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/usb-xubuntu-904-persistent-install-windows/) , running according to the steps,
and after running everything I do the following:
I copy the content from the file 3Gnb casper-rw loop file to 'r oot' directory of the USB-stick. This is working fine. I then upgrade, using the update manager.

Then I would like to install openJDK and Eclipse ( ver 3.2 ) on the Stick.
This works, but there seems to be some broken packages.
I am able at first to run a Java-program in Eclipse.
I am not able to store anything in my workspace.
Then I am not able to launch Eclipse ....
- is this linked to my upgrade.

A bit new to this, is my 4G drive already full ?
This is the output when running df -h

ubuntu@ubuntu:/$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
tmpfs 1003M 2.4M 1000M 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
tmpfs 1003M 2.4M 1000M 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
tmpfs 1003M 0 1003M 0% /lib/init/rw
varrun 1003M 104K 1003M 1% /var/run
varlock 1003M 0 1003M 0% /var/lock
udev 1003M 144K 1002M 1% /dev
tmpfs 1003M 128K 1003M 1% /dev/shm
rootfs 3.0G 1.4G 1.5G 47% /
/dev/sdb 3.8G 3.4G 422M 90% /cdrom
/dev/loop0 593M 593M 0 100% /rofs
tmpfs 3.0G 1.4G 1.5G 47% /tmp
tmpfs 1003M 2.4M 1000M 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
tmpfs 1003M 2.4M 1000M 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
tmpfs 1003M 2.4M 1000M 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
tmpfs 1003M 2.4M 1000M 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
Considering space, what should I be looking for ?
is there space or is there no space for my applications.

my thoughts for this stick , and correct me if I am going down the wrong path,
is to install - later on - Eclipse with some plugins ( so that I have support for JSP/Servlets apps ) and MySQL - is there enough space here ?
Or could anyone provide me with a better approach ( using some other dist than Xubuntu ? ) so that I can fullfill the thoughts ...

Hope that anyone can give me some advice here.

Best regards, Gudjon