PenDrive Linux vs full install?

Alan Pope alan at
Thu Jul 21 12:31:50 UTC 2011

On 21 July 2011 13:30, Gilles Gravier <ggravier at> wrote:
> Other option : put the USB stick in a machine. A CD in same machine...
> and perform a full installation of Ubuntu on that USB stick...
> Advantages, I can then run full updates. The whole stick is a disk with
> Ubuntu and data on it. Complete persistance of state. But... what are
> the inconvenients? Anybody try that? What do you think?

That's what I did with a 32GB USB stick. Works rather well.

Just make sure you install GRUB to the USB stick and not the internal
disk. This is an option during the installer.


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