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Okay requirements:

Can be installed on a flash drive (8gb)
Can use Compuz Fusion for the eye candy
Is persistent (saves data upon reboot)
Look and feel of Ubuntu or Mint (Not as important)

Thats about it for now....

I got Mint 6 on my flash drive, but after every reboot, everything gets erased. This is a real pain for me, and I would like to resolve it, but I don't know if it's possible.
Would it be possible for me to emulate a bootable CD with a USB drive as well? That way I can use it on schools computer
 

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You can use a small external HDD, which connects to the USB.
 

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You can use a small external HDD, which connects to the USB.

I'm using a flash drive. Mint worked really well on it. It was very peppy. Just didn't save my stuff after reboot
 

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Knoppix has an option for this. Knoppix is specifically a live distrubtion (although it can be installed), and it has an option for peristent saves. When you first boot knoppix, it will ask you if you want to create space to save information. It will use the hard drive by default if you boot from a CD, but if you boot from a USB flash drive, you can choose to have the flash drive also serve as the persistent storage space.

I have a somewhat outdated guide to installing Knoppix to a flash drive, but it is much simpler to just use unetbootin now.
 

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I believe for Mint you have to like replace something so the space increases so that it can save. I was reading about the different distros. I ended up taking a test to see which distro is for me. Lame~

I like ubuntu and linux mint for how it looks, only used ubuntu. Soon to boot from a flash drive too.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/usb-lin...ation-windows/

I believe you can save changes. Unless I'm reading it wrong. (-_-)ノ
 

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http://www.pendrivelinux.com/usb-lin...ation-windows/

This tutorial shows you how to create the Mint flash drive from Windows. If you have a Windows partition, then try this method.

I already made it work once, it just won't save changes

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Knoppix has an option for this. Knoppix is specifically a live distrubtion (although it can be installed), and it has an option for peristent saves. When you first boot knoppix, it will ask you if you want to create space to save information. It will use the hard drive by default if you boot from a CD, but if you boot from a USB flash drive, you can choose to have the flash drive also serve as the persistent storage space.

I have a somewhat outdated guide to installing Knoppix to a flash drive, but it is much simpler to just use unetbootin now.

how does this compare to Mint or Ubuntu?

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I believe for Mint you have to like replace something so the space increases so that it can save. I was reading about the different distros. I ended up taking a test to see which distro is for me. Lame~

I like ubuntu and linux mint for how it looks, only used ubuntu. Soon to boot from a flash drive too.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/usb-lin...ation-windows/

I believe you can save changes. Unless I'm reading it wrong. (-_-)ノ

I tried a similar guide, few differences...I'll try it when I get home.
 

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Fedora. Use the LiveUSB Creator. You get your persistent storage.

Remember to add RPM Fusion and install the ATI and NVIDIA drivers. It shouldn't be too hard to have them both installed simultaneously.
 
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