PenDrive Linux vs full install?

Alan Pope alan at
Thu Jul 21 12:39:53 UTC 2011

On 21 July 2011 13:35, Gilles Gravier <ggravier at> wrote:
> I hoped it would. :) My reasonning was that since Ubuntu loads all and
> everything dynamically during boot... having it on a stick and poking
> that at any kind of hardware should work...

The only part that broke for me was when I needed to use a specific
xorg.conf for a machine with an odd video card.

> On my way to installing that now... Will confirm that all works well
> when it's done. Give me a bit of time. :D


It shouldn't take too long.

I'd also recommend encryption on your home directory. That way if you
lose the USB stick your data is safe.


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