Can you install an operating system on a thumb drive?
May 15, 2008 10:19am CST
Assuming it was large enough, could you install a full version of linux (not just the boot partition) or Windows on a thumb drive? I have seen that there are laptops on the market that are using flash hard drives of about 4GB, with a linux based operating system on them. Anybody tried installing an OS on a thumb drive, or know somebody who has, or has tried?
• Manchester, England
15 May 08
I have tried to install a few different linux distributions on a flash drive, but with very little success. I am aware that it can be done and even found a few websites offering instructions, but no matter how much I tried it was in vain. I do not know for certain whether the problem was the drive itself, which can make a difference, or whether it was the setup or the problem of booting from USB.