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Old 04-26-2005, 11:11 AM   #1
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i'm at school and my it instructer is wondering if we can install a windows os on his 1gb lexar flash drive we can't seem to find an answer he says he's gonna try but i don't want him to mess up his flash so any help would be vey much apprecieated thanx
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Old 04-26-2005, 11:24 AM   #2
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Windows is bigger than 1GB, so no.
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Yeah... Plus I wouldn't be sure if it'd boot from it...
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Well the USB doesnt come online till after windows has booted up...
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Exactly! Bit mad anyway
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what could he install because i looked it up and some guy says linux
and i aslo chechek it out and win 98 seems kina small enough
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Yeah but i don't think it'd boot because of same reason 99nasha says. It would only support it when in windows and so couldn't hold an operating system...
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then what about linux
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I'd guess it'd be the same principle. It would still have to boot somewhere, and does linux see USB devices when they are plugged in before booting?

I don't even know how USB hard drives are supposed to store operating systems on. There must be a way of doing it because people buy them. Can these hold operating systems and boot?
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i ahte the internet for one reason i'm looking this up and it send u 1 million things ur not looking 4
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