Not to worry about the hard drive anymore

Carl Friis-Hansen ubuntuuser at
Sat Apr 4 18:47:02 UTC 2009

Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> John Heinen wrote:
>> Is a possible to install, erase and install a different op program such
>> as   ubuntu or kubuntu, puppy linnux, suse, on a flash drive
>     Sure. But the flash drives are rated by how many you can do. It's
> usually rated at 1000 or more so It's not a problem.
> Karl

Karl, you are actually into something here, I never thought about it.  But
as you say, the flash drives have limited number of writes before they
begin to fail.  I am sure the original poster will never write new OS'es
on it more than a 1000 times (or is it not 10000).  However, if you use
the flash drive to hold a workable, bootable image, then loads of writing
is going to happen all the time the computer is running.  In the view of
this, I fail to see that one can have his/her boot-image-on-a-stick
working for very long.  The only exception to this is of cause when
running Linux Live CD image from the stick, as these images do not write

Looking forward to hear some practical results, they might actually be
better than expected.

                           Carl Friis-Hansen
                           Phone: +46 372 15033

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