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    I have a cd of pclos-mate-2014.05

    Can I do a full install to a 8gb flash drive and have it be persistance

    I want to be able to take it to any pc run it and save the changes save back to the usb

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    Yes you can. If you have your chosen LiveCD/DVD image to hand, you can put it on a memory stick and create an overlay filesystem which stores changes from the original disk image.

    There are loads of ways and tools to do this. The one I use is the Fedora LiveUSB Creator. It's part of the Fedora tools, but it'll write any live CD image you have available and it'll create an overlay filesystem of the size you specify. And they've got a version for the major commercial OS too. And its wholly free Open Source, in line with the Fedora project's principles.

    There are other tools that do the same thing - I believe the Debian has one too.
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    Can I do a full install to a 8gb flash drive
    Full install which I have done is for only one computer.
    What you want is a live install with persistence. Roxoff pointed you in the right direction for that. Just another road to travel and see.

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