Any downside/complication for install to a USB thumbdrive?
Just my experience over the years of using USB installed with Linux OSes on many computers.
1. attempt to run 64-bit installation on 32-bit computer
I did that a few times!! and felt bad each time such thing happens,
thus I used 32-bit Linux OS for most of my works.
2. installed with proprietary driver, then try to boot a computer without that graphic hardware so you will likely get BSOD.
3. some other hardware related issues that is incompatible with the computer you wish to boot.
such as: install USB drive with Linux OS in msdos format and try to boot a Win8 computer with secured boot enable and fast boot enable, Win8 does not even see the USB! so you will be given NO CHOICE to boot from USB.
Can anyone see any trouble with this? In particular:
1) Is there anything to be aware of in installing LM to a thumbdrive?
2) Can anyone suggest a fast way to copy the installation to multiple thumbdrives? E.g., maybe just raw copy the whole device...?
Any insight would be deeply appreciated!
1) as in the above.. just my own play-learning
2) simple to use dd ( or gparted to format the usb plus copy and paste the whole partition) to copy from the 'master usb' to the 'target usb', follow by installing boot loader to mbr of the 'target usb'.
3) remember, DO NOT install any proprietary graphic on USB drive..
stay with free linux driver for 'widest compatibility'.