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Old 7th February 2008, 09:47 AM
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Memory stick

I've used a memory stick to hold my emails for some time now, this has proved highly satisfactory.

I'd now like to take this one stage further and make the stick bootable. So the question is which distro? I've been using Linux exclusively for about 5 years now, but almost exclusively Fedora/Centos. Although I can buy a stick with enough capacity to run Fedora I'm not sure its the right distro for this application. I'm considering one of the "lighter" distros but have no idea which one.

Your thoughts and or experiences please.
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Old 7th February 2008, 10:00 AM
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I've used slax in the past, its modular and pretty good for rescue utils and the like.
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Old 7th February 2008, 11:40 AM
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I'd try to make a knoppix one - that way you get maximum no. of useful tools + unrivalled hardware detection capability. I've been able to boot up knoppix, heck even get the wireless going on broadcom chips etc. on systems that have choked on fedora live disks

I believe u can also tweak knoppix usb so that it uses the usb as your home partition (so you can save all your settings!!) for a truly awesome portable all-in-one solution


http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/01...b-knoppix-510/

I'm off to try this myself now in fact
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Old 7th February 2008, 01:39 PM
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Thanks both of you.
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Old 7th February 2008, 04:45 PM
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If you don't mind paying for it, there's also Mandriva Flash. Nothing to install/setup, it's ready to go out-of-the-box.
http://www.mandriva.com/en/product/mandriva-flash-2008
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Old 7th February 2008, 04:50 PM
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No objection to paying, but I'd rather like to set it up from scatch.
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