On Dec 29, 2004, at 03:11, Martin DeMello wrote:
> Giovanni Intini <intinig / gmail.com> wrote:
>> Basically I need a portable development enviroment that can be used
>> with OSX, Linux and Windows. Windows could be bypassed by putting a
>> bootable minimal live linux distribution on the drive, but then I
>> could find myself on a box that can't boot from a usb drive (I have
>> two of them at home :)).
>
> Besides which, according to a slashdot poster this is not recommended,
> since your drive will take a beating (assuming you have the swap file 
> on
> there too).

With all due respect to "a slashdot poster", if you're running off a 
USB drive, you probably shouldn't have a swap partition, in fact, 
you're probably better off mounting a lot of things as ramfs, esp /tmp, 
/var/tmp possibly even all of /var.

Ben