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#1 2009-08-18 16:52:07

rednano12
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Best way to put Crunchbang Linux on USB?

Well, school is starting soon (for me) and I wanted to bring Crunchbang Linux to school, and do all of my work off of a 4 GB USB stick I picked up for 6$ big_smile. I was wondering what the best way for going about this is.

Here are the tasks I would like it to perform:
Persistent (so I can change the Conky!)
Able to install programs and keep them. (I like Thunar.)
Access files from Windows (Do I partition it?)

There will be times where I am just accessing the files in Windows, so I wanted to partition the drive. Maybe a 1 GB ext3 or 4 and the remaining 3 GB Fat32? And then, should I just install #! to the ext3 partition, and then create a boot CD for the USB drive? Would that work? Would that reduce the lifespan of the drive?

I would like to finish this before school starts again, (5 days) so please post your opinions.

Thank you!

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#2 2009-08-18 17:57:43

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#3 2009-08-18 20:00:10

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Re: Best way to put Crunchbang Linux on USB?

Ah. Thank you very much. Now, can I have /home formatted as fat32? Is there any way to do that?

If not, how would this partitioning scheme work?

1GB ext3 /
1GB ext3 /home
2GB Fat32 Files

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#4 2009-08-18 20:21:20

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Re: Best way to put Crunchbang Linux on USB?

Hello rednano 12!
Welcome to the forum smile.
I suppose you want a fat32 partition for exchange with windows. I don't think you can mount 'home' in fat32.
If you have only one HDD, create a partition in fat32 (for exchange with winndows). If windows is on another hdd you can mount it and get read/write on it.
Could you tell us why you want this? IS it for exchange?

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#5 2009-08-18 20:35:28

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Re: Best way to put Crunchbang Linux on USB?

It's mentioned in the first post, but I want a Portable Crunchbang Linux to use at school. However, there will be instances where I simply have to use Windows, and to keep access to my files, I'd like to store all files on a Fat32 partition. It is a 4 GB drive.

1 GB ext3 /
1 GB ext3 /home
2 GB fat32 other

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#6 2009-08-18 20:51:14

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#7 2009-08-18 21:07:12

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Re: Best way to put Crunchbang Linux on USB?

Cool.

I guess I'll set up the install tonight then! Thank you very much for your help.

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#8 2009-08-18 21:11:21

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Re: Best way to put Crunchbang Linux on USB?

Would a 1GB / partition even be enough to install some programs?

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#9 2009-08-18 21:19:54

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Re: Best way to put Crunchbang Linux on USB?

Remember that if it is a pendrive, you need your first partition to be the vfat, since Windows only supports one partition on usb sticks.


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#10 2009-08-18 21:24:05

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Re: Best way to put Crunchbang Linux on USB?

I would just do 2gig / and 2gig data. Even that is going to be cutting it close on space, After it's installed I would go into synaptic and sort the packages by size, anything towards the top really consider if you need, if not uninstall. Then use baobab or something similar and see where any other large files are that you could remove.


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#11 2009-08-18 22:02:31

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#12 2009-08-19 09:36:26

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#13 2009-08-19 11:44:45

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Re: Best way to put Crunchbang Linux on USB?

Just make sure not to install swapspace on the stick...


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#14 2009-08-19 14:35:31

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#15 2009-08-19 15:04:27

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#16 2009-08-19 15:19:07

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#17 2009-08-19 15:27:57

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Re: Best way to put Crunchbang Linux on USB?

Yeah. I think you can follow those instructions exactly as laid out and you'll end up with ... urm ... Ubuntu! Try that first to get the hang of it then see if you can modify for Crunchbang. When you've done that document and upload the whole lot back to PDL and put on the wiki while you're at it! That'll be some good publicity! smile

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#18 2009-08-19 15:32:58

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#19 2009-08-23 02:19:02

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#20 2009-08-31 12:43:15

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#21 2009-08-31 13:20:46

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