Portable Linux Distro Notes
Googling and found a tool called unetbootin that allows you to install your favourite distro into a spare partition without requiring the .iso file.
On 64-bit Ubuntu you need the 32-bit headers to get it to work, along with the 7zip libraries
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs p7zip-full
Then you can get the linux copy working by making executable & running it,
...make executable chmod +x ./unetbootin-linux-319 ...run ./unetbootin-linux-319
Gonna give it a go now i've got my Corsair Survivor memory stick, 32GB is a lot to fill up & having a portable version of Linux would be very useful when people need their pc's fixed or I haven't got my laptop & need to do something.
...tried unetbootin, not exactly what I wanted, going to try PortableLinux the writeup sounds spot on for my requirements.
...nope, slax looks better, boy there are a lot of these!
...so far the Corsair Survivor is awesome, I had a Flash Voyager for a while but got a little unhappy when the rubber jacket came away & exposed the internal circuitry everytime I pulled the stick out of my machine. Don't think I'll have any problem with this one, sure is heavy though