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need to find a way to make bootable usb sticks for linux

I want something like that handy Knoppix one but with better performance for music apps.

as in fully r/w so you can use it just like its on a hard drive.
(and with usb3 it boots nice and fast)

Knoppix comes with a nice easy application for making bootable usb sticks -
Is there anything like that for audio-optimised distros?

knoppix is a nice distro, but the audio performance isn't good enough.

Its great for browsing and general use and it recognises most hardware I've tried,

and the default theme/fonts/etc are much more sensible than most things - nice and readable without even changing any settings - but audio gets too glitchy with heavy music production apps so looking for a way to make bootable sticks for any music-oriented distros (such as kxstudio, etc)

would be handy for laptops, travelling, etc

and reliability .. because such sticks would be cheap and quick to replace if anything goes wrong (and I could take spares with me)
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another music distro?

usb stick possible?

(my french isn't great - did a little in high school many years ago but its not enough)
actually .. maybe where it says "Installation live USB persistante" ?
... could be promising if that means r/w!
or .. would it be easier to somehow adapt a knoppix one?

(its a debian based distro - would adding another debian-based distro's repositories to apt work?)
  • We haven't fully rolled it out to public yet as we wrap up testing, but there's an A/V DSP arts focused OS I and some others assembled called XPCT.OS.
    It's a fork of Debian and along with it's A/V DSP focus, comes with a nice slew of enhanced security features. I'd be happy to toss a copy your way if you like.
  • For the initial sticks we've given we utilized Systemback.
    To add persistence, perform the following post disk creation
    1) Create a Systemback live system and write it to a USB drive
    2) Open Gparted and resize the partition called /SBROOT. Just give yourself enough room on the remaining empty space to create a new partition that you will use for persistence: anywhere from 1GB to 4GB should be fine.
    3) Create a new ext4 partition in the empty space at the end of the USB drive. Name it "casper-rw" (Gparted will name it "CASPER-RW", so after exiting Gparted, in terminal type "sudo e2label /dev/ casper-rw ," where /dev/yournewpartitionnumber is something like /dev/sdb3/.
    4) Create a persistent a
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