I've been trying to find out how Slax works as far as reading and writing to a flash drive. I recently bought a new flash drive and would like it to last for years. I have a data partition on it and am planning to add a bootable Linux partition.
@ blazure ... once slax is running then it's just like any other linux. Which means, fairly frequent disk accesses.
The simple way to avoid that is by using copy2ram, with no changes saving during a session. Then I think you'd have to invent a scheme [simple enough] to make a new changes module on the way out, if you really want to save changes. Many of us prefer to run without saving changes until something significant needs to be remembered.
What I'm saying is that using copy2ram and no changes then there will be no disk writes at all other than those you initiate.
There may already be modules that do that very thing -- I have always just done it manually.
There's a gizmo I bought recently on a whim, that I thought I'd never need -- an external usb hard disk. Newegg had a deal [$40] on one with a 320gb sata laptop disk inside, and that has turned out to be very useful. It's fast enough [~30MB/second] that I don't find it slows me down by much when using it. And with it there is no write penalty at all. Runs on the 500ma power available from a usb port.