From: Dave Coventry <dgcoventry@gm...> - 2009-05-17 23:06:08
I see there are a couple of implementations of Colinux:
andColinux :- http://www.andlinux.org/index.php
and Portable Linux :- http://portableubuntu.demonccc.com.ar/
which allow linux to be run under Windows without actually installing
Colinux and (As far as I can tell) or a TAP adapter. Therefore it can
run off a USB key.
Is this reasonably easy to implement?
Both these applications use Ubuntu and while Ubuntu is a great distro,
there are certainly a number of distros which are a lot lighter and
which run better on older machines.
I've been using Slax (slax.org) which is a Slackware derivative and
which runs really nicely on an older machine I have, and I was
wondering how easy it would be to have a small linux distro like slax
that could be run off a USB key without installing.
From: Thomas Steffen <steffen.list.account@gm...> - 2009-05-23 18:36:16
On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 12:05 AM, Dave Coventry <dgcoventry@...> wrote:
> Both these applications use Ubuntu and while Ubuntu is a great distro,
> there are certainly a number of distros which are a lot lighter and
> which run better on older machines.
As a big fan of Ubuntu I would like to mention the lightweight variety
Xubuntu. It needs just 128MB of RAM, and works well even on older
machines, especially if you go for the 8.04 LTS version. 9.04 has some
improvements, but is not quite as light. Changing an Ubuntu
installation into Xubuntu is a very simple process.
> I was
> wondering how easy it would be to have a small linux distro like slax
> that could be run off a USB key without installing.
That would be quite nice indeed.
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