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Post  Admin on Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:31 am

I am thinking in the future of doing a USB stick flash version of PhoenixOS if there is interest in it. This will be in the FUTURE, as I want to get the other versions out first. Let me know what you all think.

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Re: Flash Version

Post  bobd13045 on Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:59 am

This would be great for the Netbooks since they don't come with a internal DVD/CDROM drive! Very Happy

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Re: Flash Version

Post  jpisini on Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:13 am

I know many people that use only flash or CD based distros and nothing else.
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Re: Flash Version

Post  bobd13045 on Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:15 am

JPisini wrote:I know many people that use only flash or CD based distros and nothing else.

Ubuntu and Mint both have a usb stick writer utility for creating a bootable USB Stick drive.

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Re: Flash Version

Post  JNibski on Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:04 pm

I know many people that use only flash or CD based distros and nothing else.

It will help those seniors who periodically browse the porn sites...

...Seriously, it can help portray LINUX to M/S diehards, and other Windows users....

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Re: Flash Version

Post  kenh on Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:37 pm

Ubuntu and Mint both have a usb stick writer utility for creating a bootable USB Stick drive.
Unetbootin is the utility and it works with many versions of Linux. I used it with my Asus Eeepc 900, which has only a 4 gb ssd drive. I've successfully installed Easy Peasy, eeebuntu, and Puppy with it (one at a time!). Actually, I'm now running Puppy from an SD card.

I hope to try PhoenixOS on it.

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Re: Flash Version

Post  PGTips91 on Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:50 pm

I was very interested in being able to run Linux from a USB pendrive but lost a lot of that interest when I ran into problems with GRUB after having booted into the pendrive and when re-booting to the hard drive again.

I have decided that the only way to boot from a USB removable device is to start with a CD that will load the necessary drivers and then look for the bootable device and load the rest of the file-system from there. That way there is no messing with the normal boot order and no legacy problems after use. I would hate to demonstrate a lovely Linux to somebody and then leave them with a mess to clean up next time they booted their system. It also gets over the problem of some older BIOS that don't support booting from a USB device any way.

So, my recommendation is, if you are going to build an installable version for USB devices, include the necessary ISO to burn to a bootable CD to complement that also. There is plenty of help for that but my tired old brain finds it tedious and almost impossible to follow.

e.g. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromUSB

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Re: Flash Version

Post  Al on Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:21 pm

I would be very interested in a flash drive version! Cool Cool

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Re: Flash Version

Post  LinuXFroG on Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:33 pm

I always use flash for my installs. Your Karmic and Lucid builds go on flash nicely.
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Re: Flash Version

Post  Admin on Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:56 pm

LinuXFroG wrote:I always use flash for my installs. Your Karmic and Lucid builds go on flash nicely.

That was supposed to be the surprise hehehehe, you let the cat out of the bag.

Combo releases that work on both disk and usb; its not perfected but pretty darn close.

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Re: Flash Version

Post  LinuXFroG on Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:22 pm

Well, my attempts to burn PhoenixOS - Karmic and Lucid to disk failed. I'd say it's perfected. Wink So I resorted to the flash drive. Which I use 99.99% of the time. Sorry, this old fart don't think too well. But ya never told me NOT to let the "cat" out!
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Re: Flash Version

Post  hqlinux on Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:40 am

Hobz wrote:I would be very interested in a flash drive version! Cool Cool

HEY mi amigo...

GLAD to see ya stop on by... Cool Cool Cool

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Re: Flash Version

Post  Admin on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:18 am

LinuXFroG wrote:Well, my attempts to burn PhoenixOS - Karmic and Lucid to disk failed. I'd say it's perfected. Wink So I resorted to the flash drive. Which I use 99.99% of the time. Sorry, this old fart don't think too well. But ya never told me NOT to let the "cat" out!

Go ahead and make the announcement!

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Re: Flash Version

Post  Al on Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:10 pm

hqlinux wrote:
Hobz wrote:I would be very interested in a flash drive version! Cool Cool

HEY mi amigo...

GLAD to see ya stop on by... Cool Cool Cool

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Re: Flash Version

Post  Al on Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:11 pm

LinuXFroG wrote:Well, my attempts to burn PhoenixOS - Karmic and Lucid to disk failed. I'd say it's perfected. Wink So I resorted to the flash drive. Which I use 99.99% of the time. Sorry, this old fart don't think too well. But ya never told me NOT to let the "cat" out!

Enlighten us!

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Re: Flash Version

Post  LinuXFroG on Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:51 pm

I used the USB Startup disk creator that's built into Ubuntu and it works a treat. UNetBootin might work also, but have not tried.
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