Install PCLinuxOS MiniMe to a Flash Drive in Windows

PCLinuxOS is a clean, compact and beautiful Live Linux CD compilation created and headed by Texstar. PCLOS is based on Mandriva Linux and will comfortably fit on a 512MB USB stick. PCLinuxOS, was back in the day, one of my favorite Live Linux distributions. In the following tutorial, I cover one way to run Minime p93a from USB. Upon completion, you should end up with a PCLinuxOS Minime p93a that you can bring with you on a flash drive.

PCLinuxOS Homepage: http://www.pclinuxos.com

PCLinuxOS MiniMe p93a Screenshots:

PCLOS MiniMe Screenshots

Note: This is a very old (but popular) version of Minime!

Essentials for creating a Portable PCLinuxOS MiniMe:

  • A 512MB or larger USB flash drive
  • pclinuxos*.iso
  • Universal USB Installer

PCLinuxOS USB Flash Drive install tutorial:

  1. Download and run Universal USB Installer, select PCLinuxOS and follow the onscreen instructions
  2. Reboot your PC and set your system BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB device, save your changes and reboot booting from the memory stick

Notes: You can log into PCLinuxOS using the username: root and password: root or guest and guest

If you need additional help getting your flash drive to boot, check out our BIOS boot options section or Tools Section

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