[Novalug] Linux Live CD question
edjames at greenbelt.com
Wed Jan 23 17:33:49 EST 2008
*If* you can boot from the thumb drive, you might extend its life by
using a RAM disk for some file dirs, such as /tmp and log files (if
you don't really care about the log files).
I'd love to do this on my P-III, so that I could actually put the
HD to sleep overnight. Something keeps hitting it every 4 or so
seconds, and sleep won't take. But, I believe my BIOS won't allow
a thumbdrive boot, and I fear even trying to upgrade the BIOS.
Sounds like a kewl experiment though.
Quoting Tester Tester <testert555 at gmail.com>:
> I have a junked G4 Powerbook that has been stripped of most functional
> parts. I was thinking of systematically putting it back together to run
> Linux. At this point, I don't know what is and is not running.
> It has no hard drive or cd drive. Is it possible to load a distro to a
> thumb drive and run off that?
> What kind of life expectancy can I expect to get from a thumb drive? I know
> a thumb drive has a limited number of writes, but other then the image, I'm
> not writing to it, am I? I'm not looking to make it a work horse. This
> more an exercise in resurrecting a dead laptop.
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