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Sounds like you are about to experience a thrill on my favorite carnival ride, the Learning Curve 🙂
I just did a quick Google search for “Linux USB distro” and the following look interesting:
Pendrivelinux provides simplified tools and info making easy for anyone to install, boot, and run their favorite Linux Distro from a portable flash drive!
Damn Small Linux was an experiment to see how many usable desktop applications can fit in 50MB. Over time Damn Small Linux grew into a community project which may be used with any writable media including a CD or USB device.
Installing A Linux Distro to An USB Drive – It is important that you understand how the install procedure works, because you might encounter situations where things are a little bit different. In general, this way you can also install Linux on a hard drive.
There is an abundance of tools to help you simply load an ISO image onto a USB stick and make it bootable. But if you want to bypass the point-and-drool process and completely customize the software you install onto your drive, you can do that, too.
Best Linux Distro for USB Flash Pen Drives – There are several methods of turning a regular USB Flash or “pen” drive into a bootable drive running a Linux OS platform, and there are lots of advantages to doing so.
I regularly see 8 GB flash drives for $25.00 and less, you might end up disconnecting those old hard drives and going all Flash – no moving parts!