PenDrive Linux vs full install?

Bill Walton at
Thu Jul 21 15:43:37 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 10:37 AM, Gilles Gravier <ggravier at> wrote:
> Yeah! Works like a charm!

I'm about to take a trip (with my Win7 laptop) and am considering the
LiveCD/USB as an option to a dual boot setup (really can't afford an
install mishap at this late date).  A couple of questions.  How big a
stick did you need?  Is it possible / advisable to store the data
itself (svn repository) on the laptop and retrieve/save it to there?
Or do I need to factor that in to the size requirement for the USB


> Cheers,
> Gilles.
> On 21/07/2011 14:39, Alan Pope wrote:
>> 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
>> :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.
>> Cheers,
>> Al.
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