Is there a portable device for linux Fedora

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  1. husnalb

    husnalb New Member

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    Is there a portable device for linux fedora? I should be able to plug in my HDD or pendrive on any computer and should have my personal desktop where ever I go. If yes, then is it copyrighted or patent?

  2. atanere

    atanere New Member

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    There are probably many ways to get Fedora, or other distro, on your pendrive. A couple of easy methods are Unetbootin and Pendrive Linux. Not sure about the answer to your copyright question. Sorry, I'm a noob here and the forum won't let me post links... just Google those programs and you should be up and running.
  3. husnalb

    husnalb New Member

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    thanks for your answer, but is it possible to install the whole OS in my pendrive??
  4. arochester

    arochester Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean by "the whole OS"?

    1) A normal install to a pendrive is like a LiveCD. When you remove the pendrive everything you might have added will go, disappear, not be there any more.

    2) Next is a pendrive that has an install WITH PERSISTENCE. That means that there is an extra space so you can save some things.

    3) The there is a full install to a pendrive. Fedora says it needs 10Gb. Here is a link to SparkyLinux which is based on Debian and not Fedora. http://sparkylinux.org/sparkylinux-full-usb-stick-installation/

    4) You can install to an external Hard Drive - this can even be a rotating platter type http://www.pendrivelinux.com/installing-ubuntu-to-a-usb-hard-drive/
  5. atanere

    atanere New Member

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    Yes, absolutely. Not only that, if you have a fairly large capacity pendrive, watch for a function called "persistence." This sets up a separate file space on the pendrive where it will save your settings and allow you to install other programs besides the basic OS. So your bootable pendrive will remember your passwords that way, such as to log into your favorite WiFi network. But don't forget to consider the security risk that is also possible... a browser bookmark to your bank, and a stored password, might be a big problem if your pendrive is lost or stolen.

    Thanks to arochester also for the followup as I was typing this reply.
  6. husnalb

    husnalb New Member

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    please tell me about the copyrighting.
  7. arochester

    arochester Well-Known Member

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    NO copyright or patent.
  8. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    With Linux, there is no worry of software ownership. Linux and many of its applications are free open-source-software meaning you can legal change the source code, make dozens of copies, and distribute to anyone. Just do not sell Linux.
  9. atanere

    atanere New Member

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    It's not only about money. Remember that your derivative works must also be free-open-source-software. While FOSS may be free of copyrights and patents, it still falls under one of several licensing agreements, such as GPL or Apache. There are always rules to play by, even with Linux. The rules are fairly easy to live with, but you should make yourself aware of them if you are going to distribute any software to the public.
  10. husnalb

    husnalb New Member

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    thanks guys! I really appreciate your help!
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  11. alug_Doc

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    A portable Fedora?

    Yes!
  12. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I agree with alug_Doc, Pidora is a great system. It works well on the Raspberry Pi.

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