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I have a Terminator C3 computer with a 256mb usb flash drive that it can boot from. I need a distro that I can install to the flash drive and ...
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    Looking for distro to Install to flash with some requirements


    I have a Terminator C3 computer with a 256mb usb flash drive that it can boot from.

    I need a distro that I can install to the flash drive and run some form of X windows for xmms and vnc viewer, samba server & client, rsync, ssh server & client, and maybe a print server.

    I thought DSL would work, but I can't find a way to install to the flash drive and set up all of the software and settings and keep them.

    This is for a friend and is going to act more like a music server than anything. It will need to be able to turn on and go without any human intervention.

    Also, I seam to have issues booting this same machine w/ a hard drive with the 2.6 kernel, so I used slackware 11 w/ the 2.4 kernel for other uses using this same model.

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    Hi,
    Try this PcLinuxOS
    Cheers
    Robin

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    Sigh, I need a little more detail than that.

    I don't want a LIVE cd on USB, becuase settings would still have to be loaded manually. I want an INSTALL to USB distro, anyone?

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    which version of DSL are you using?

    I downloaded it last night and am successfully using it now on my other machine - seemed pretty hassel free to me albeit I'm using a far larger pen drive.

    Otherwise would slackware-live work? I heard you could customise settings files by keeping them on a floppy/flash drive whilst following a CD boot.

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    PcLinuxOS Supports to save the homefolder in a file.
    also called persistent home..
    PCLinuxOS Setting up a persistent home | USB Pen Drive Linux

    Hope that helps.
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    Try Mandriva or Knoppix

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