On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 5:23 PM, Chris Murphy <lists(a)colorremedies.com> wrote:
On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 3:04 PM, Fred Smith
> On Thu, Aug 06, 2015 at 02:49:27PM -0600, Chris Murphy wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 2:45 PM, Felix Miata <mrmazda(a)earthlink.net> wrote:
>> > Chris Murphy composed on 2015-08-06 13:19 (UTC-0600):
>> >> Adam Williamson wrote:
>> >>> On Thu, 2015-08-06 at 13:55 -0400, Joerg Lechner wrote:
>> > IOW, answer to OP is no difference whatsover, except possibly for a
>> > slight speed difference if USB3 rather than USB2 or Firewire.
>> Yeah. And I don't even know if Fedora supports those interfaces for
>> booting. Obviously USB is for install media, because it has to, but
>> for /boot or root fs? I don't think so. There's no test for it anyway.
> i've certianly booted many fedora versions from USB,... both USB HD
> and USB flash sticks. why would you think it might not work?
For the same reason anything might not work. The question raised by
"does Fedora support" means would Fedora block a release if this
didn't work. Yes if it were USB install media. But if for some reason
either installing to or booting from a system installed onto a USB
stick or drive? I don't know. Again there isn't a test case for USB
I'd think it's more of an issue for ARM where USB and SD installations
are probably typical, where on x86 they're rare.
Far from typical on x86 I'm sure, but I feel it is becoming a little
more common due to rising popularity of x86 based tablets. I use one
myself and rather than split the meager internal storage between
Windows and Linux I just keep Linux on an SD card. Works great.