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July 24th, 2006, 07:43 PM
I would really dig a distro of Ubuntu to put on a USB drive... something between the Live CD and a full install... hardware agnostic like the Live CD, but a real install so you can add/remove apps and have user documents stored on the drive...

That would be handy dandy...

July 24th, 2006, 07:56 PM
There is actually something, which enables you to have a persistant home directory stored on a usb stick while using a live cd. I would say that it's almost the same thing.

Read about it here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDPersistence

July 24th, 2006, 10:35 PM
I thought this was going to be a thread about a USA only version of ubuntu, you had me ready to chant USA, USA!

July 24th, 2006, 10:45 PM
I've been playing around with this at work today for a project I'm working on. I followed the guide posted a couple of replies up but had problems getting the USB key to boot with syslinux.

Following advice on this (http://http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=71567&page=3) thread I have managed to get GRUB installed, it still has a few problems and refuses to fully boot though. I'm sure I'll get it cracked soon. I'll be documenting all of this anyway as it's a work project so I'll be sure to post my findings.

July 25th, 2006, 01:45 AM
There is actually http://www.usbuntu.com/ although it's for breezy :/ Don't know if the instructions there work on dapper.