I usually run TAILS on USB with others for repair and access to busted OS PCs.
Thanks for this, I'll try it in a few days.
I only have a measly i7 8 or 16GB RAM laptop to test on so here goes.
I used to run Linuxmint 17.3 'live" frorm an 8Gb. flashdrive. Got along fairly well. Got a bright idea a little while ago and thought I should upgrade to 18.3. Well, I've not been able to get a "stable" O.S. since! I've tried 6 different Linux/Ubuntu flavors on 5 different USB pendrives. ALL O.S's have had major lagging issues. OK, first, I've run every test you could conceive on those pendrives searching for anything corrupt...every drive ran every test and passed. I'm certain there is nothing wrong with the drives. The lastest drive I'm trying the O.S's on is a Lexar 16Gb-3.0 that's less than a y/o. Now, all the distros seem to boot up OK but after that every one has major lagging issues. I'm talking like 4 mins. to load a browser, D/l'ing anything is a lesson in futility , instaling anything?...well I could grow a beard faster!!! I never had any of these problems with 17.3 and the only reason I don't go back to it is that I can't get the browser I want with that edition. I used pendrivelinux to configure the iso's and make the drive bootable. Funny, when I D/l an .iso and tried to use Unetbootin, it wouldn't load and/or execute any of the lastest distros?? OK, hope I've given enough info(?). I really want to solve this and get back to running Ubuntu/Linux. What the heck is causing the problem with the distro's excessing lagging/freezing issues? My guess is it has something to do with the way the O.S's are being loaded by PDL installer, but then, that's just my guess and still I don't have a clue as to what to do about the issue.