Suggestions on Linux distro. for USB drives?

Hi. I have got a 4 GB USB drive for some time, I use it to store my files, school assignments..etc. Now I find that I have about 3 GB of space not being used (wasted), and I want to install Linux on the USB drive and boot from it.

I have visited DSL, KNOPPIX and Debian Live Project, these are attractive, but I have a question... Since I still want to use my USB drive to store my files, is it possible to partition the USB drive into 2 paritions (1 GB + 3 GB), 1 GB for Linux and 3 GB to store my files? Does the distro. mentioned above allow me to do this? Or I need to do some hacking on configuration files?

Thanks for reading.

用Ubuntu 8.10

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The partition command is `fdisk`! Or you could use the graphical GPartEd.....

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You can try SLAX, base on  Slackware.
http://www.slax.org/

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1) 我把opensuse 裝到P4 2.8 HDD
2)再copy -ax * /mnt/usb抄到USB把指
3) vi /mnt/usb/etc/fsatb
把/dev/sdb1改成LABEL或UUID mount ROOT
4) 用opensuse dvd裝機碟,裝個grub  bootloader到USB手指。

完成

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回覆 5# 的帖子

Thanks very much!

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BTW, I have Knoppix-5.0.1 on a 4G USB flash drive....

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我放了 Fedora 10 Live , Ubuntu 8.04 Live 和 RHEL 5 Live 在 USB 手指,另外間了一個 partition 放 data。

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原帖由 lazyfai 於 23/12/2008 19:58 發表
我放了 Fedora 10 Live , Ubuntu 8.04 Live 和 RHEL 5 Live 在 USB 手指,另外間了一個 partition 放 data。

Fedora LIve 和 Ubuntu Live 都不齊 drivers and/or dmraid, 認不到我部 Asus M2N-E 個 RAID 0.....

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原帖由 computer1975 於 2008-12-23 13:52 發表
1) 我把opensuse 裝到P4 2.8 HDD
2)再copy -ax * /mnt/usb抄到USB把指
3) vi /mnt/usb/etc/fsatb
把/dev/sdb1改成LABEL或UUID mount ROOT
4) 用opensuse dvd裝機碟,裝個grub  bootloader到USB手指。

完成


改正第三句打錯字

1) 我把opensuse 裝到P4 2.8 HDD
2)再copy -ax * /mnt/usb抄到USB把指
3) vi /mnt/usb/etc/fstab
把/dev/sdb1改成LABEL或UUID mount ROOT
4) 用opensuse dvd裝機碟,裝個grub  bootloader到USB手指。

完成

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