[PLUG] querry about usb flash drive

Sriram Narayanan sriramnrn at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 06:26:10 PST 2007


On 1/30/07, jayant ogale <jaogale at yahoo.co.in> wrote:
> hi,
> my question is whether this usb version of mandrivs OR
> any other distros / alternatives you are suggesting,
> supports / installs my set of hardware or not.
> jayant
>

You could try booting your computer with a LiveCD of one of the
various Linux distributions available. Ubuntu is a popular
distribution available as a LiveCD that can be installed onto your
computer (if you wish to do so). In your case, you could simply boot
your computer off this LiveCD, and test each of your components.

A prepackaged Linux distribution may not support your hardware out of
the box. You may have even go to the extent of building a custom linux
distribution from source, and then installing this onto a USB drive.
I'd done just this in Jan last year using Gentoo Linux.

Refer to http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/usb-guide.xml for more information.

-- Sriram



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