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Re: Portable Debian?


On Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:17:08 +0100, you wrote:

>I run ssh on a non-standard port, and my router redirects to 22 of my 
>server, alternatively ssh itself will listen wherever you tell it to.

That's probably what I should be doing. As you say, it keeps the logs
clean and the riff-raff at bay.

>I have a sid installation on a portable USB [mechanical] hard drive 
>which was installed as 32bit with all drivers, and therefore boots on 
>just about any PC. I just plugged the drive into a 64bit desktop and 
>made a new installation to the drive.

That's the ticket, yes. I'll get me one of those USB-powered drives
and build an installation on it.

>You might get away with copying 
>your existing installation if you have the right drivers installed to 
>suit your target PCs.

That's a chance I'd prefer not to take. It's easy enough to make
another piece of boot media as you suggest.

So, do I start with the running installation and run something to
create the new media, or boot from the distro itself and create the
new system on the target USB device? I'd rather the former, as now
that I have everything running correct, I probably answered some basic
configuration questions wrong and corrected them later, so I'd prefer
not to have to go through that mess again unless it's really

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