Can anyone recommend a live cd/usb linux distro that supports persistent storage and isn't ubuntu-based?
the whole Debian-Live part is semi optional at that. i untar an image onto a usb stick, chroot in, run `bootctl install` to install systemd-boot, and it's pretty much good to go, uses the stick in read/write mode.
i've run my main desktop this way for almost 2 years before i finally got around to copying it onto the hard drive! i just rsync'ed that same OS onto a new partition on the ssd, chrooted in, and ran bootctl install again! system cloned! there's not really any need for installers in Debian. debootstrap already has a pretty ready to go image! :)
I've customized some Slax liveUSBs to autorun simple tasks and then made copies of the USB drives with the eventual goal of having a small army of HDDless minimum-spec PCs do my bidding (or at least automatically start VLC in fullscreen and loop through videos in a folder).
@RussSharek pretty sure debian can write to anything as long as you mount it each time, what do you mean by persistent?
@RussSharek oh! yeah you can do that. its been 4 years since i had a need to and am blanking on what i used but am pretty sure it was deb. :) it may have been mint.
@RussSharek Manjaro (Arch based) supports USB boot with an option to install later. I use it sometimes to fix startup problems
@RussSharek There's the old classic, Knoppix.
Any Linux can mount and write to local or removable storage.
What is your goal?
Why not Ubuntu?
Is Deban / apt-based acceptable?
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