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Last fall my folding box exploded and I haven't really had time to mess with it, and I scavenged some parts including the hard drive. I'd like to get it running again on the cheap and I was wondering if all the box will be doing is folding is there a reason I can't just use a 8GB flash drive for the OS?
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If your folding on Linux (I presume you are) then I don't really see a problem with running the OS off of a jump drive. My only question is if you can install the folding client to Linux that is on a flash drive (I assume you can but I'm a Linux noob).

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If your folding on Linux (I presume you are) then I don't really see a problem with running the OS off of a jump drive. My only question is if you can install the folding client to Linux that is on a flash drive (I assume you can but I'm a Linux noob).

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You totally can; yes to all the above. I did it with dell c521s I had in a kiosk experiment for work... unplugged the hdd, added an internal usb port via motherboard header. This was about 4 years ago and I did it with slax.

The bonus with slax is that it created a ram disk & only would occasionally write to usb stick. I haven't bothered with the process since then, but Im sure someone has written a howto for doing exactly that in ubuntu.

I liked slax because of their anti-microsoft kill bill version.

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