I have an old PC with old hard disk (IDE, parallel ATA) dying (probably). There is Windows XP installed, but it's not booting any more. During Windows load, I can hear hardware clicks (believe it comes from hard disk), then screen just freezes, few more clicks and restart.
I am familiar with Linux, using it on my laptop, have tried few distros, know how to install from CD or USB, or try live session. So, basically, I would like to install Linux on usb stick, and use it instead of old hard disk (boot from usb).
Currently, I don't have available usb drive (so I can't try it now), but considering of buying one, if know that this will work.
I am planing to do full linux installation on usb stick. By full, i mean that I will partition usb drive as I would be installing linux on hard disk (not just live installation session, or the option with persistence file).
This old PC would be used mostly for browsing internet, watching some videos and live streams.
Motherboard has USB 2.0 interface, so i wonder is it fast enough for Linux operating system to run from it? (it will be probably Lubuntu or Xubuntu)