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Making an Linux test USB drive

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Retro Techy, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Retro Techy

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    Joined: Jan 10, 2011

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    Location: London

    I've never really played around with Linux, but recently I had to install Ubuntu for a customer and I was pleasantly surprised by the installer and the ability to try out Ubuntu before installing.

    At the moment I use a USB stick with Ultimate Boot CD on it to test out machines. But the miniXP on it is getting a little long in the tooth and rarely sees hard drive now. So I was wondering if it's possible to install Ubuntu on a USB drive and use it on different machines, will the install see the different hardware and work o.k?

    Also can anyone recommend Linux friendly software I can use for testing. The main software I use are, HD Tune, Memtest 86 and Prime 95.
     
  2. bremen1874

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    Joined: Oct 20, 2008

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  3. Retro Techy

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    Joined: Jan 10, 2011

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    I already have a USB installer. What I need to know is if a USB with Ubuntu installed on it, can be swapped between different machines.

    If in the case of just using an installer, can additional programs be installed?
     
  4. d_brennen

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 30, 2009

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    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    Pen Drive Linux used to be a thing around 2007-8, check it out to see if it's maintained still