Bootable Linux USB Key

I’ve been using Knoppix for years to boot Linux from a CD and perform various system recovery tasks and even to knock out some scripting in a more comfortable (to me anyway) environment. With the growing size of USB keys and the growing popularity of systems that support booting from USB devices, I decided that a bootable USB key was more convenient to carry around than a CD-ROM.

I’m actually using 1GB miniSD cards because I had a bunch for my old cell phone and I have various converters to put them in my Treo and my P&S digital camera. There are plenty of instructions available for various flavors of Linux but I chose to use Knoppix since it’s most comfortable to me although I think I might try DSL because of it’s smaller footprint.

Bootable Knoppix USB Key
Boot and run Linux from a USB flash memory stick

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