Much has been said about the ability for a linux distro to be carried around on a usb stick, making any computer into your familiar desktop. Does anyone actually do this? I ask because I installed F9 and Mandriva 2008 onto sticks for tests with my EeePC. Today I put the Mandriva stick into the Acer netbook, and watched the messages scroll on, as it detected and set up the webcam, then the mouse, then I got to "Marking TSC unstable due to: TSC halts in idle Time: hpet clocksource has been installed. Then a loonng pause, after which Wait timeout. Will continue in the background. [FAILED} Non-volatile memory driver v1.2 and it has been sitting there for 15 minutes. I confess I have always wondered about such hardware changes. If this is typical, then this is another dream that is far from reality :-( Just to satisfy my curiosity, I'll try the F9 stick. I won't bother reporting back if the result is very similar. Anne
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