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    USB install - Trying to understand my partitions


    i am trying to understand my partitions.

    i installed knoppix (dvd) on to a 16gb usb flash drive via
    Preference | Install KNOPPIX to flash disk.

    my /KNOPPIX-DATA is only 4gb, the other 12gb is partitioned as follow:

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1 15G 7.8G 7.2G 52% /mnt-system
    tmpfs 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /ramdisk
    /dev/cloop 8.7G 8.7G 0 100% /KNOPPIX
    /dev/loop0 4.0G 1.7G 2.4G 42% /KNOPPIX-DATA
    unionfs 4.0G 1.7G 2.4G 42% /UNIONFS
    unionfs 4.0G 1.7G 2.4G 42% /home
    tmpfs 10M 64K 10M 1% /UNIONFS/var/run
    tmpfs 10M 2.7M 7.4M 27% /run
    tmpfs 10M 0 10M 0% /UNIONFS/var/lock
    tmpfs 100M 60K 100M 1% /UNIONFS/var/log
    tmpfs 2.0G 76K 2.0G 1% /tmp
    udev 20M 28K 20M 1% /dev
    tmpfs 2.0G 144K 2.0G 1% /dev/shm

    if i install knoppix (dvd) on to an 8gb flash drive,
    how much will /KNOPPIX-DATA decrease by?

    And is there a performance difference between using
    a 16gb usb flash drive vs a smaller 8gb?


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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    Hi and Welcome !

    First of all, its not recommended to install Knoppix in Hard disk. According to its developers, one should use Knoppix in LiveCD/DVD mode only.
    15GB of disk space is being used by / partition. Could you post the output of fdisk -l command here?
    sudo fdisk -l
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