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Re: Making a Debian Bootable USB Pen Drive

Nuno Miguel dos Santos Baeta wrote:

> Hi!
> I want to install Debian in a USB pen drive. 

Don't! Nothing should be installed on a flash drive. A traditional
install was meant for hard drives, not flash drives. Browser cache,
/tmp, syslog and so on will damage the device.

If you want to run a distro from a usb device, like I do, use a so
called 'frugall install': partition your drive in two (you can use
loop files if you prefer), put a live iso in the first partition and
save you data onto the second partition when you are done.
Knoppix, live.debian.net or damn Small Linux will do the job.


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