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#1 kitkin15

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 12:29 PM

Does anyone know where i can get portable linux free? i wopuld also like a tutorial on it, and how much space the program will take up. and how can i run windows programs on it?

thanks for any help =)
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 12:41 PM

i have looked at a couple of sties, and ive seen that the linux apps they have needed to be extraced to your computer to use it.

id like to know if i can RUN linux straght from my flashdrive, and id like to know how different it is from the desktop version.

i am a newbe with linux so i would like any comments on the OS, and if i should go with a certin "flavor"

i have read the tutorial on here over linux, and it helped out a little bit, but id like to know more if anyone can help, thank you.
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 12:58 PM

what does everyone think about this: http://www.aboutonlinetips.com/download-portable-linux/

slax, it looks good and keeps poping up on google, can i trust it?
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 08:58 PM

ok sorry to have asked this question.....that program above is AWESOME!!! im having trouble with getting internet but i think i can fix that myself.

like i said thats an awesome program above.

this post is solved now....i hope it helped someone else though lol
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 01:47 PM

You might find this site useful, dedicated to running Linux flavours from pendrives in case you hadn't guessed!

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:24 PM

Kitkin,

I had a 4 Gig Lexar USB and loaded Linux Mint 9 on it using the USB Installer (see Richards link above) and I love it. It was very simple to do, just download Linux Mint iso, run Universal USB Installer, reboot and set your boot settings to read USB prior to hardrive.

It is very similar to Windows, and was ideal for someone like me, who is resistant to change, but wants an alternative to something that is a target of every malware nut out there. :thumbsup:

Good luck,

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:22 AM

Hi PadRat,
Glad you like it, I'm dualbooting Mint 9 and Vista, really like Mint it's fast!!!

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 05:27 AM

Hi,

this is a pretty useful site to make most live-cd version of linux into a bootable flash drive version:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb...-easy-as-1-2-3/

They offer a wide range of different Linux distributions and easy to follow instructions to make them.

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