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Installing Linux on a USB drive

Aug 03, 2011, 13:02 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Paul Zarucki for this link. ]

"When the computer boots from the flash drive, it runs Linux which can access the FAT32 partition and any other drives in the computer as well as its own partition. As it is a normal Linux system, it remembers your settings and you can store files in the home directories, in the shared FAT32 partition and on the other drives in the computer.

"This recipe borrows ideas from my earlier article How to make a virtual computer real. The method used is to create a virtual machine and then transfer the virtual disc image to the USB drive. My computer runs Debian 6 but the procedure should work on most Linux distributions. This recipe works for me but I offer no guarantees!"

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