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Re: Full Install to USB Drive: Four Options

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:19 am
by Longbottom
Thanks a lot for the reply!

Reinstate Install OS from Live Version

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:00 am
by sparks79
Is it possible to Ad the App/Desktop Icon to Install Linux.
I have Installed Zorin OS 15.2 Ultimate on a USB3 SSD.
It works just fine and Fast, plus does'nt suffer from burnout like a normal flash drive, it actually has a Samsung Evo Plus 970 NVME M.2.
So Being Installed , it is not the same as a Live Version.
But a Nice Touch would be to have the capability to Install the OS on Any Drive from the USB3 Installed OS.
That way I would'nt need a seperate USB Flash Drive with the Live Version on it

Re: Reinstate Install OS from Live Version

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:30 am
by pbear
sparks79 wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:00 am
But a Nice Touch would be to have the capability to Install the OS on Any Drive from the USB3 Installed OS.
I've never done it myself, but fabien85 wrote a tutorial for full install + live ISO.
Personally, I'd rather carry a second flash drive. Live ISOs have a pretty short shelf life.

Re: Full Install to USB Drive: Four Options

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:59 pm
by sparks79
Thanks for that info.
pbear Can you Please Explain ( Personally, I'd rather carry a second flash drive. Live ISOs have a pretty short shelf life ).

Re: Full Install to USB Drive: Four Options

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:06 pm
by pbear
Simply that distros are updated frequently, so any given ISO is going to be superseded in one to six months.

Re: Full Install to USB Drive: Four Options

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:06 pm
by Larry78723
Another option for a portable full install instead of a flash drive, is an M2 card in a case. Prices for 256GB M2 SATA cards have dropped as well as the price for the cases. They're not much larger than a flash drive and are much more reliable and long lasting. A true SSD not much larger than a flash drive.

Re: Full Install to USB Drive: Four Options

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:05 pm
by pbear
Excellent suggestion. What I've noticed on the Forum, though, is that this is one of those issues folks go all "Scots" over (cheap on principle), for no particular reason except they don't understand the need, so insist on using what they already have. Oh well, their choice.

Re: Full Install to USB Drive: Four Options

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:59 pm
by Larry78723
pbear, I have a 1TB M2 card in a case that I use to do web dev work and to test distros on. Never have to worry about messing up my main machine.