[SOLVED] How to install Debian on USB stick

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[SOLVED] How to install Debian on USB stick

Postby pagat » 2017-12-18 09:31

I want to install Debian on USB stick.
I found this topic https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/ ... 03.html.en

my questions
1) Is it possible to install debian on my USB simply like I would on a HDD without complicated USB preparation ? for example from CD1
2) Could I use this USB on any computer bootable from USB or only on the PC on which I install it ( I mean because drivers)
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Re: How to install Debian on USB stick

Postby bw123 » 2017-12-18 11:03

1) Is it possible to install debian on my USB simply like I would on a HDD without complicated USB preparation ? for example from CD1

I did this a few times in the past, never had a problem with installation. I guess there could be issues depending on the hardware.

2) Could I use this USB on any computer bootable from USB or only on the PC on which I install it ( I mean because drivers)


That's the problem with this approach. I guess it is possible to boot it on multiple machines, but I would not say using it on "any computer bootable from USB" is a realistic goal.

I like Live usb with persistence better.
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Re: How to install Debian on USB stick

Postby p.H » 2017-12-18 11:59

On machines which do not need non free graphic drivers, a system installed in the normal way can be rather versatile.
However another problem is that a USB flash stick used that way will wear out quickly due to repeated writes.
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Re: [SOLVED] How to install Debian on USB stick

Postby pagat » 2017-12-18 12:41

Thank you all.
I need some other solution obviously.
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