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USB Stick as a Computer (Puppy Linux)
« on: February 15, 2020, 05:20:22 am »
Hello!

I'm interested in having a full operating system on a USB Stick, making it possible to save apps, configurations, etc, so I can have "a USB Stick that works as a computer".

If I'm not mistaken, you can do it somehow with both Puppy Linux or AntiX.

Is that so?

Thanks!

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Re: USB Stick as a Computer (Puppy Linux)
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2020, 05:42:01 am »
You may be able to, but with Peppermint you definitely can. Just install to a USB stick as if it were a normal drive.

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Re: USB Stick as a Computer (Puppy Linux)
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 06:04:58 am »
You may be able to, but with Peppermint you definitely can. Just install to a USB stick as if it were a normal drive.

Thanks for the reply murraymint!

You mean... keeping changes saved?

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Re: USB Stick as a Computer (Puppy Linux)
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 06:57:17 am »
Yes, if you do a full install to a second USB stick, you will be able to save changes and install/update software.

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Re: USB Stick as a Computer (Puppy Linux)
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2020, 11:57:07 am »
Yes, if you do a full install to a second USB stick, you will be able to save changes and install/update software.

Great then! I'll try that ;)

Thanks again for your help murraymint.

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Re: USB Stick as a Computer (Puppy Linux)
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2020, 05:40:10 pm »
Make sure you have a big USB drive like 128GB, the reason why is so it gives Peppermint room to breathe.  ;)
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Re: USB Stick as a Computer (Puppy Linux)
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2020, 12:04:39 am »
Make sure you have a big USB drive like 128GB, the reason why is so it gives Peppermint room to breathe.  ;)

I will definitely do so!

Thanks for the advice clatterfordslim :)

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Re: USB Stick as a Computer (Puppy Linux)
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2020, 07:00:12 am »
Make sure you have a big USB drive like 128GB, the reason why is so it gives Peppermint room to breathe.  ;)

I will definitely do so!

Thanks for the advice clatterfordslim :)

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You're welcome mate. I used to take Linux Mint Maya 12.04 the Mate edition around with me installed on a external 640GB hard drive, to Internet Cafe's asked permission first of course. The beauty about Linux is it can be installed on virtually any hardware. The best USB I use is SANDISK ones USB3 but fully backwards compatible, with USB 2 and USB 1. You'll be able to show off in front of your friends, like I used to do with Linux Mint, saying things like try and do that in Windows? My favorite was the old Eddie Murphy routine I gotta an Ice cream. I used to say I got a Operating System in my pocket.   :))
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Re: USB Stick as a Computer (Puppy Linux)
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2020, 12:03:47 pm »
 :D

Sounds great! Too bad I discovered GNU/Linux this late... I'm still amazed by the stability and performance of Peppermint (in my computer, a bit better than with Linux Mint XFCE).

So I'll get a Sandisk USB3 stick and then I'll try to install the OS on it.

Long live Eddie Murphy  ;D

Thanks again!

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Re: USB Stick as a Computer (Puppy Linux)
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2020, 07:50:45 pm »
Hi there!!

I'm from Barcelona, but the links you provided will be very useful!

Much appreciated :)

Too bad I get more support and attention from you people in the forum than from my girlfriend  :D

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Re: USB Stick as a Computer (Puppy Linux)
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2020, 04:28:19 pm »
Hi there!!

I'm from Barcelona, but the links you provided will be very useful!

Much appreciated :)

Too bad I get more support and attention from you people in the forum than from my girlfriend  :D

We aim to please and help as much as we can :))
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Re: USB Stick as a Computer (Puppy Linux)
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2020, 10:54:15 pm »
ive wanted to do this myself with peppermint but dont know how much space a fresh install would take up, i currently use the live iso but sometimes i want to save stuff i do while on it.
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Re: USB Stick as a Computer (Puppy Linux)
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2020, 03:39:52 am »
ive wanted to do this myself with peppermint but dont know how much space a fresh install would take up, i currently use the live iso but sometimes i want to save stuff i do while on it.

You can easily install Linux on a USB stick, just make sure you give it plenty of room to breathe, like 128GB SanDisk USB3.0. Install it like you would on an internal Hard drive.  ;) 
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Re: USB Stick as a Computer (Puppy Linux)
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2020, 05:26:25 am »
ive wanted to do this myself with peppermint but dont know how much space a fresh install would take up, i currently use the live iso but sometimes i want to save stuff i do while on it.

There's not much point doing a full install on anything under 16GB. Depends how much space you need really.