I'm looking for a Debian based distro that I can install to a USB stick that will allow me to install new packages and save any configs or personal files just like on a normal desktop install.
It must be able to boot on any i386 non-pae cpu and up.
I don't wanna jump through any hoops to make an distro that was not designed to do this fit the bill. I saw Neptune (from the ZevenOS) guys which looks like what I want except it's only x86-64 from what I gather. A forensics/penetrating distro would be great, does kali linux meet these requirements?