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Suppose I wanted to install Damn Small Linux onto my 1GB flash drive just for kicks. Now would I still be able to use this flash drive as a storage ...
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    Functionally of a Flash drive with linux installed


    Suppose I wanted to install Damn Small Linux onto my 1GB flash drive just for kicks. Now would I still be able to use this flash drive as a storage device and would I be able to use it with windows?

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    just make sure you make the drive more than one partition
    http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/i...SB_Flash_Drive
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    Smile Will not the 'write endurance' of USB be constaining?

    Since USB memory sticks use Flash Memory, they typically have only a limited amount of 'writes' that can be done. This is anywhere from 10,000 cycles (consumer grade/cheapos) to 100,000 (enterprise grade) to 1M+ (those implementing 'write-levelling).

    If the USB stick is also used as a swap space and for storing logs (besides the OS), will not the lifetime of the system be severely constrained?

    I would like to hear comments/experiences from folks who are using the USB Stick as their primary boot device.

    TIA!

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