Linux on XHD/ pendrive - suggestions

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by korben, Apr 14, 2010.

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  1. korben

    korben Registered Member

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    Hi all!
    I think the days of VM are over and I really should start installing my linux distros. I reckon a good idea is to use either an external drive or a pendrive.
    What are you ideas? any experiences? any specific products in mind?
    Yes, the price is an important factor here :cool:
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    An external drive seems like the best option - speed, size, isolation from local disks, so you should be good there.
    Mrk
     
  3. korben

    korben Registered Member

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    So...are you against pendrives in this respect?
     
  4. linuxforall

    linuxforall Registered Member

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    Pendrives have finite read/write life but good ones tend to outlast cheap ones, I always install Ubuntu from pendrive and run Ubuntu from pendrive on locations where there is no Linux PC. Its far quicker than optical CD drive way and installs in seconds, even Live CD runs quick and you have the ability to save your data as well. I create ubuntu live via the usb startup creator in Ubuntu.
     
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