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Looking for a solid distro of Linux that will work on a 2Gig pen drive and that is not DSL and has pretty good hardware support. Any suggestions?
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knoppix? i think it will work on a pendrive...id look into it, its a pretty good little OS.
    
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Ubuntu 8.10 Live USB!
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Don't do it unless the distro is MADE for USB drives (Puppy, DSL, etc). It will be PAINFULLY slow if you try a normal distro. I've tried Suse and even Xubuntu. I was so happy to yank the drive and format it.
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Don't do it unless the distro is MADE for USB drives (Puppy, DSL, etc). It will be PAINFULLY slow if you try a normal distro. I've tried Suse and even Xubuntu. I was so happy to yank the drive and format it.
Yeah that is what I was worrying about, Puppy eh? I'll look into it more. I thought the footprint for Ubuntu was going to be a little too large? I am wanting to work with learning PHP, MySQL and Apache and don't want to have to make a partition on my laptop hdd so figured this might work.
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You could do Arch or Slackware or something that doesn't use a GUI. You might be able to get around with FVWM or something like that. I did Suse with FVWM2. The installation was horrendously slow, but the OS using FVWM2 was "ok." Not great, not good, but merely "ok."
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knoppix? i think it will work on a pendrive...id look into it, its a pretty good little OS.
Isn't DSL based on Knoppix?

I agree with Hundred Gunner. Most distros will run pretty slowly off a USB.
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