PenDrive Linux vs full install?

Gilles Gravier ggravier at
Thu Jul 21 18:14:47 UTC 2011

On 21/07/2011 19:06, Bill Walton wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 11:32 AM, Gilles Gravier <ggravier at> wrote:
>> Bill,
>> 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. :)
> Thanks, Gilles.  I've got a 16GB stick and was hoping that would be
> enough.  Sounds like plenty.
> What about the notion of storing the data (an svn repo) on the laptop
> and accessing from the USB?  Is that feasible (and not too involved in
> terms of setup)?  Updates / deletes to a USB are maddeningly slow.
No idea. :) Just installed it this afternoon. :) Try it and tell us. :D


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