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A thought just occurred to me- Can someone make a LiveCD that incorporates, say, SuSe and an SMP client, but stores its folding data onto a flash drive? I think that would make using a native client so much more accessible to the masses and it would make PPD skyrocket for a lot of users.

Anyone up for it?
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I guess Knoppix 64-bit edition is the most convenient flavor, yet you get USB support.

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Are you thinking of something like this?
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Great idea, reminds me of Linux Gamers Live (I still have to try that out..look it up if you want). It has already been done though but we should make it more popular, maybe write an FAQ on it or something
    
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Are you thinking of something like this?
Precisely, but all the files for F@H would be stored on a USB drive so that work is still saved once you shut the LiveCD down.
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I have two of my quads running without Hard Drives at the moment. I purchased 2 X 4Gig USB sticks for I think $29 each. In the bios I set them to act like hard drives. I was able to install Suse on one and Ubunto on the other. They did not require any special drivers or setting. After using the CDRom to install the OS, I removed it so all that is running these rigs is Mobo,CPU, RAM, and USB stick.

It does make it very nice to be able to just unplug the USB stick and move it to a different rig if I have an issue with something. I will most likely be moving all my farm to this configuration to reduce heat/power consumption.
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Quote:
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Are you thinking of something like this?
*WOOT* Taeric, ocn's folding guru linked to my thread!!
    
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