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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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- 01-13-2007 #1
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- May 2006
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?
- 01-14-2007 #2
just make sure you make the drive more than one partition
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/i...SB_Flash_DriveBrilliant Mediocrity - Making Failure Look Good
- 01-15-2007 #3
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- Jan 2007
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.