So I recently had the idea of installing ZorinOS on a spare USB stick to use as my portable OS to use on basically any computer while being able to encrypt it so it wouldn’t be so bad if it will get lost or stolen. And it would be possible to couple it with some third party cloud storage to have some sort of sync or backup as well.
So one possible use case could be document editing / presentations (or anything similar)on the fly anwhere as long as there is any computer that you are able to use
For me this is actually a really nice use case of Linux but the support for setups like this and I think this really is a shame so I wanted to ask if anyone else has made similar experiences or if ZorinOS plans to support this use case better anytime soon?
Mine are a mixed bag since installing it with the NVIDIA drivers on a USB stick makes it not able to initialize the driver on a PC with a build in NVIDIA GTX 980 and I don’t know why. It was just stuck in a loop. Maybe there are possibilities for ZorinOS to just scan the hardware on startup to use the best and supported drivers?
I was able to boot into the desktop environment after choosing the non NVIDIA option.
I also had to use 2 USB sticks to setup the OS on one of them and the installation took ages compared to creating a live USB stick since there was no image I could burn on my USB stick like compared to the PiOS for the Raspberry Pi so maybe there will be an option for a download someday?
My worst problem was that I always got a notification saying that I don’t have enough free disk space left on my system.