USB Linux; What do you use?

pwjohnstonpwjohnston Posts: 441Member
Of those of you who have Linux loaded on a flash drive which distro are you currently using and why?

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  • GAngelGAngel Posts: 708Member
    fedora 10
  • RobertKaucherRobertKaucher Posts: 4,298Member
    BackTrack. I use it for the tool set it comes with.
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Posts: 2,621Member
    Backtrack 4. I usually have three USB sticks with me:

    BT4, Switchblade, and one for data.
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  • pwjohnstonpwjohnston Posts: 441Member
    See I've had BT on mine for a long time. I don't know but it just seems like overkill to have when I just want something secure that I can trust when I'm on an untrustworthy machine.
  • RobertKaucherRobertKaucher Posts: 4,298Member
    If you have been using BT then you should easily be able to use any of the main distros without a problem... Ubuntu or whatever. Why not just try a few out and see what you like?
  • SilentsoulSilentsoul Posts: 260Member
    Ubuntu or a copy of DSL. Usually only need it for surfing, or for recovering files windows cant see.
  • ipconfig.allipconfig.all Posts: 428Banned
    DSL: Dame Small Linux icon_cheers.gif
    Im a depressed loser :sad: none wants me.
  • carboncopycarboncopy Posts: 259Member
    BackTrack 4 Pre
    BackTrack 3
    Helix
    DEFT
    Matriux
  • JDMurrayJDMurray Certification Invigilator Surf City, USAPosts: 11,026Admin Admin
    I sure could use a USB-installable Linux distro that has 50+ different Malware scanners on it, making it a portable version of www.virustotal.com for hard drive partitions. It'd need to automatically update all the Malware definition files too. So useful that'd be.
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  • RobertKaucherRobertKaucher Posts: 4,298Member
    JDMurray wrote: »
    I sure could use a USB-installable Linux distro that has 50+ different Malware scanners on it, making it a portable version of www.virustotal.com for hard drive partitions. It'd need to automatically update all the Malware definition files too. So useful that'd be.

    You could use a Windows PE disk for this. The GeekSquad have this refined to an art witht the MRI PE, but that is proprietary of course. But witht hat tool a chimp with a banana can clean a bad virus infection. Still no good, IMO, if you've been rooted... But what is other than format/reinstall?
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