I have only 512 Mb flash drive. Is it possible to create bootable Maverick 10.10 on it? Maybe, with some packages dropped? What tool can I try for it?


You could try using Ubuntu Customization Kit available here http://uck.sourceforge.net it let you create a custom distribution based on Ubuntu with packages you need. You should also be able to customize language pack, default language, keyboard layout ecc... I hope it helps.

  • Well, I must make up .iso <512 Mb and write it using usb-creator? It will work? I don't believe that's so simple :) – Extender Nov 3 '10 at 11:06
  • well, you just have to remove useless software, for example games, languages you don't use ecc.... then your iso fill fit 512Mb. – Andrea Grandi Nov 3 '10 at 12:24

There are many light weight distributions such as Lubuntu, Xubuntu, EasyPeasy (soon with 10.10 based version 1.7.), Puppy (still based on Lucid) - to name just a few - that have already done the job. If you need additional packages or another desktop you can alway install this later until your flash drive is full.

  • I want Ubuntu with Gnome :) But thanks for answer! – Extender Nov 3 '10 at 11:07
  • I see. Multiple dependencies would install lots of fancy stuff. It's this that could make gnome-desktop too large to fit on to your flash. That depends entirely on what you need in addition. – Takkat Nov 3 '10 at 11:36

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