Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Small Linux Distros & Pen Drives-- in case you were trying this at home

An update on my experience with DSL linux installed on a USB pen drive. Povray, an app I had installed myself, was gone on the next reboot of DSL. I am still searching for a way to make app-installs permanent but so far my reading suggests it's not recommended, due to memory usage. IMNSHO, without permanent install of apps, the whole point of the cute little exercise is moot. There's gotta be a way.

I am still quite impressed that an 83 MB distro of linux had drivers for my wireless card, and I repeat my righteous indignation at all the other distros that don't.

More experimentation to follow.

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