Best Linux to use from memory stick?

  crashb648 10:40 AM 17 Nov 12

Hey there everyone!

I currently have windows xp installed on my computer downstairs, and Ubuntu upstairs. I was just wondering if there is a version of ubuntu or another linux that can be run from a memory stick, without duel booting or messing up windows?

Any queries don't hesitate to ask :)

  bluesbrother 11:39 AM 17 Nov 12

Most folk, when they have some free time, watch tv or read a book.

Me, I put some music on, fire up the PC plug in a 8gb stick I keep for just these times and run Universal-USB-Installer and pick a Distro I haven't tried yet. They have quite a selection available from the dropdown box.


I keep Linux Mint on a larger drive for everyday use. Its every bit as good as Win 7, better if you take in to account the free software thats available.

  LastChip 13:06 PM 17 Nov 12

I too am using Linux Mint at the moment, but Ubuntu, SuSE and many others will work fine.

Simply use a distro you're comfortable with and use UNetbootin to create the USB stick.

The key really is; will the computer you want to boot via a USB stick allow it in the BIOS? Older machines often do not have that capability.


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