I'm still experimenting with live CDs...is it possible to (relatively easily) create a swap file on a usb flash drive to use while running off the CD?
I've been testing the new xfce version of mint which works much better than gnome on my machine that has 500 mb of ram...but it doesn't take long for that to fill up and choke. But if I could give it a little assistance with the memory issue, maybe I could avoid that problem.
Yes, I know I should just install the darned thing. Not ready for that yet.
Ideally, I'd like to have "mint on a stick," or perhaps a USB hard drive, but my understanding is that it would not be persistent (therefore no better than the CD) and creating one carries a risk of messing up my MBR (I understand it's something very important to my computer) unless I take my computer apart and disarm the hard drive. Ugh.