Checking hard disk with fsck
g.lip at gmx.com
Fri Oct 29 09:57:29 UTC 2010
On Friday 29,October,2010 10:23 AM, Li Li wrote:
> You don't install it! Well, you can, but then you just get a somewhat
> broken Debian and Klaus says "why not just use Debian?" It is meant to
> be used as a liveCD or as I do with the contents of the DVD written to
> HD and a persistent home image file.
> I used this system for a while to thwart an employer's demand that only
> Windows 2000 be used on company-issued laptops. The IT guys couldn't
> see (or more likely chose to overlook) the little ext2 partition I made
> for my persistent Knoppix.
Lilly, this may be OT by now, I understand you perfectly. For same
reasons, I've used dsl, puppy linux on the usb stick to keep persistent
*and* portable - hard to do that with cd's and roaming hard disks or
rather roaming me. :)
Knoppix then tends to be more resource hungry (compared with the 2
above) and booting 'toram' will not cut with some underperforming
computers - I was surprised to see more of this in well developed cites
than in rural 'go by canoe' counties. Of course, midnight commander and
other archaic apps was necessary.
Recently, installed Lubuntu to a usb stick and was impressed. "Lean and
mean" was how I'd described it. Fonts, graphics, codecs are excellent
and it's fast too. And no need for midnight commander or a stealth ext2
partition at your office computer.
Thought you might like to try it out.
Regards - Goh Lip
ps: I've used 2GB, recommend 4GB usb.
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