can I install an OS (lets say XP or 2000) on a 2 gig flash drive? It would be sort of cool to have an OS that you carry with you just in case and can boot your computer with. I have checked my BIOS and it detects a USB stick as a hard drive at start up.
I managed to install XP on a flash drive and set my BIOS to boot from it. Just cann't get windows to boot. IT is sort of trying to, goes as far as XP start up screen then gives an error message and reboots, I gues it may be because usb speed is just not fast enough to handle an OS as Windows.
Well it can be that, but if you could post the error message it prompts, maybe we can figure out a way to make it run
You have to be careful about running an OS on flash memory as they have a limitted number of writes you can make to the disk.
Make sure your swap drive/file in particular isn't on it otherwise your drive could die very quickly, especially if it doesn't have a proper flash file system and uses something silly like FAT32.
damn small linux for usb drives (50mb, running on windows)