On Sun, 8 Mar 2020 13:11:01 -0700 (PDT), in
>*What I would like to know, is it possible to install programs on*
>*that drive instead of the eMMc card using sudo apt install.*
>For example: "sudo apt install bwbasic" ?? The flash drive is always
>mounted via /etc/fstab and connected via a 4-port powered USB
>hub along with a WiFi adapter to off-load power from the BBB.
You would most likely have to:
1) duplicate the contents of /usr, /etc, /sbin, and /bin; maybe also /opt
to the flash drive
2) mount the copies over the eMMC directories -- masking the eMMC contents
>If that is not possible is there a list of safe things to remove using
>sudo apt remove or unneeded folders?
Much easier to just use a larger/fast uSD card for booting and save the
eMMC with just something like the IoT image for any recovery work needed on
SD cards (remove card, reboot, insert card, mount card, do whatever to it)
Dennis L Bieber