there is a guide on here about running a full node on tails but none for other distros like ubuntu on a bootable USB
will something like this work:
- 8 gigs of RAM
- 16 gigs of space on USB stick and loaded with bootable Ubuntu iso
- 500 gigs of spare space on a hard disk for blockchain
- start computer on bootable USB
- Ubuntu starts up, plug in that hard drive
- download monero gui
- MAKE SURE MONERO GUI DOWNLOADS BLOCK CHAIN TO **HARD DRIVE** OTHERWISE BLOCK CHAIN WILL BEGIN TO SIT IN RAM which is a tiny 8 gigs only
- use the shiny gui to access them xmrs after blockchain syncs
will that work?
usually a bootable USB keeps EVERYTHING in RAM. everything. That's why it ain't persistent.
So I guess the main question is how to prevent it from downloading the blockchain to RAM and instead use an external storage (hard drive) to keep the block chain.