Checking hard disk with fsck

Goh Lip g.lip at
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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