I spent the day yesterday playing with LMDE.
My intent was to create a live usb *persistent* install so I could save my changes.
I started with a LMDE live usb stick I made about a month ago. I created it by this method:
1. Downloaded ISO.
2. Formatted the thumb drive as FAT32.
3. Used Unetbootin, selected disk image and wrote it to the thumb drive.
I did this on my desktop, which runs Ubuntu 10.04.
It worked, I've used it a few times, but it didn't save the changes, which was annoying. And the wifi didn't work.
I had a day to myself yesterday, and was hankering to experiment. Just for fun, I booted up my Acer ultraportable from the LMDE thumb drive.
I then formatted an 8 GB SD card, and plugged that into the laptop as well.
Using the install applet on the desktop, I did a full install from the 2 GB thumb drive to the 8 GB flash card.
The installer gave me a tiny bit of grief about having to designate a partition as root, and I probably did the wrong thing, but I just designated the whole card as root.
Bear in mind I'm kinda clueless about the real nuts and bolts of Linux, I was just tinkering, and was not sure if one could set up separate partitions on a flash card anyway....
Anyway, the install went flawlessly. I installed grub and the OS to the SD card as a full install, which saved my changes. I used the card to boot up and there was everything, just the way I saved it. I used it all day yesterday and it worked fine.
Oh, and I got the wifi working too, but that's for another post.