[Nottingham] USB flashing your distro?

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Wed Apr 16 12:42:49 BST 2008


Anyone played with unionfs and installing onto flash?

There's some nice big flash USB drives now. Is this a workable scenario:

Install your favoured distro onto flash to be run read-only. Have
workspace on a RAM partition. Use unionfs to pick up and make available
any file changes. Write the changes back to a (writeable) "work
partition" on the flash drive each hour or so and before shutdown...

The main idea is not to unduly wear the flash during normal use.

Yes, no, already done?...


Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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