I’m told I can put linux on a usb stick and run it from there but I’m not sure if i can boot from a usb stick.
I don’t see why not.
Have you tried?
not yet. I’m going to get a usb3 memory stick for speed. I dont think all my usb sockets are usb 3 though - not sure to tell which are and which aren’t.
They’re usually labelled or blue
You can only try USB3 sticks (not type C) will work in USB2 ports , but you could also use a DVD too, however I would imagine it came with UEFI so you may need to set it to boot with legacy , although I use UEFI with fedora and it was a bit of a faff and sadly lost my instructions. I have successfully use linux on two different Novatech laptops and one Desktop, if I seem to remember that you press F12 (or esc) at boot time to select the USB, when I gety home next week I will check
I’m running Linux Mint on both my Novatech laptop and my Novatech desktop. I used a USB stick to install both systems and am pretty sure that I used the F12 key at boot up to select the USB