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Re: OT: your desktop on a stick



On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 11:56 AM, Anne Wilson <annew kde org> wrote:
> On Friday 12 December 2008 17:14:35 Frank Murphy wrote:
>> Anne Wilson wrote:
>> > 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 have F9 on a 4gb usb stick. (not-live installed to)
>> As long as the Box is usb-bootable there's no problem so far.
>> Have used it at school and home.
>>
> My F9 was a live install - I'll not do it that way again, as it introduces
> complications better avoided, IMO.  However, watching F9 attempt to run I saw
> some very long pauses as before, and maybe some clue as to the problem.  I saw
> that it said it was running an eeepc kernel.  Maybe both F9 and Mandriva were
> set up with kernels specific to the eeepc?
>
> F9 did actually manage to bring up a desktop eventually, so I thought I would
> try updating, to get a newer kernel.  It ran into the problem of the repos and
> signatures being changed.  No matter.  I'll attach a usb drive and do a clean
> install when I have time.  Maybe I'll even try installing onto the stick from
> this laptop, to see whether that can handle the change in hardware.
>
> Hmmm....
>
> Anne


I have only tried this with F10 KDE, and the experience has been
nothing short of amazing. I did have some file corruption at one point
which prompted me to reimage it.


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