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Looking to install Linux on a USB 16Gb Flash Drive.

Is this possible to do? I would assume it would have to be NTFS correct? Also would it work with my sigrig at all?

Not looking for live cd, looking for full installation onto USB.

EDIT: also just in peoples opinions what's your favorite distro of linux?
Edited by Ryko - 8/2/11 at 5:43am
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post #2 of 6
It will work, but if you've got just a regular flash drive, it's going to run slow. You'll need to download a live cd and boot from that, and then tell it to install onto the USB key. ext3/4 would probably be the file system you want to use, and the linux installer will be able to create that for you.
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What you're trying to do can be done, and has in fact been made a lot easier with utilities like this. As h33b said, it won't be NTFS.

My favorite distribution is Arch Linux, and it's pretty lightweight, so it might be a good idea for what you're doing. Ubuntu is the least hassle distro I've used.
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well I was gonna run it off a USB and install it onto another usb but cool, thx for the info
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Use ext2 or btrfs if you're installing it on an USB drive. I had an install on the USB drive in my keychain for the longest time, but I didn't use it enough for it to be really useful.

NTFS is a Windows filesystem, so be careful with that.
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That is a great thought h33b,actually using Linux instead of simply running it. I myself am still in the running it stage. Linux is really showing up windows in the folding world and it is not at all to tough to get set up,paticulary if you have a mentor to walk you through a setup. When people see that they can boost their daily output by using a Linux distro it gives a big incentive to get in there and figure this out.
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