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    Question Pocket Linux Guide Question

    Hi all,

    I have been reading the pocket linux guide at

    This is exactly what I want to do, I am a Linux enthusiast and know my way around Linux and commands although I do not have any machines that have a floppy disk therefore want to try this on USB. Is this easy to replicate or am I living in a pipe dream?

    I have read parts of LFS but this option is not really open to me at the minute as I am challenged hardware wise since I only have my works laptop since mine went BOOM! I have an Ubuntu Live CD so I can follow the Pocket Linux Guide its just the fact its written to be deployed over 2 floppies that is making me wonder if it is possible.

    Any thoughts or guidance?

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    What exactly are you trying to do here? Create your own Linux or just follow that guide and create a "Pocket Linux"? You do know you can install Ubuntu to that USB drive and boot from that, right? If the machine supports booting from USB drives.
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    Yeah I know, I have done this already, really its for the learning experience and building a minimal system with a view to increasing it gradually as I learn.

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    Hi Jayelz,
    I'm no expert but I've built a LFS system when I just started with Linux, and as I can remember, it should be possible to build the system on a USB stick.
    Have you checked the LFS Live CD?
    To make the USB stick bootable is a more complex issue, but I'm sure you can do that.
    As for the Pocket Linux Guide, I'm not familiar with it, but will try to read it soon.

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