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How to prepare a flash memory device, by partitioning, formatting, and installing SYSLINUX boot-loader, for GNU+Linux system operation

A frugal installation is performed by extracting the contents of a container file (either ISO or ZIP) to either normally one, i.e. the same, directory on a formatted partition, or, directly to a whole, formatted partition. A frugal installation makes use of a temporary file-system structure each time the operating system is booted; whereas a full installation involves creating a permanent file-system structure on a formatted partition.

Let that desired partition be known as the target partition since one is aiming to install to it. That partition may be located on either an internal or external device, e.g. a U.S.B. flash memory drive (often erroneously referred to as a memory stick), or, a hard disk drive (H.D.D.). Therefore, the target device is the device which contains the partition that one aims to install to. The minimum, nominal storage capacity for a flash memory drive is 512MB when using either Quirky, Librepup, Fatdog, Parted Magic, or Porteus.

Copy-to-R.A.M. mode system operation refers to how the computer operating system is able to create a temporary environment whereby it reads and writes to its complete file-system residing entirely within random access memory (R.A.M.). The existence of such a mode of operation is determined by whether or not it was designed into the operating system.

Some computer operating systems which possess copy-to-R.A.M. mode functionality: