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Pragmatictech99 Pragmatictech99 is offline
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Smile Using an operative system from USB drive - 03-22-2014, 02:55 PM

Hi there!

My dell mini 910 has no M-sata SSD drive and the battery is dead.
I want to run an operative system strictly from a usb drive.

Which OS would be most appropriate for this?
Any links or tutorials are appreciated.

Many thanks!
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Default 03-23-2014, 06:59 PM

Linux would probably be best. You can't run Windows that way. Just find your favorite Linux distribution - many of them provide instructions for running from USB.

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Default 03-26-2014, 11:53 AM

I have been running Linux Mint 13 on my Mini 9 from a usb stick. Mint includes an installer to create a usb stick including persistence....which allows keeping any changes or updates you make to the system. I also have an SD card installed for storing data. There is also a script available in their repository which installs the drivers for the Broadcom wireless card in the Mini 9. Works great.
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Default 03-27-2014, 08:54 PM

Sure, I suggest 12.04 LTS the 32 bit version Download Ubuntu Desktop | Ubuntu

This link tells/shows how to create a bootable USB stick in Windows, Linux, or OSX How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows | Ubuntu

Mint is a very good option as well.

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