PenDrive Linux vs full install?

Gilles Gravier ggravier at
Thu Jul 21 16:32:21 UTC 2011


On 21/07/2011 17:43, Bill Walton wrote:
> 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
> stick.
> TIA!
> Bill

I installed on a 16GB disk... and my encrypted home available is 11GB...
So that means about 4GB used. I didn't configure any swap. Making the
assumption that I'll always have enough RAM around... Swaping on a USB
stick is slow in any case. :)


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