Old USB installs from Linux/CD Category

Create a Linux Mint 7 USB Flash Drive from CD

How to Create a Linux Mint 7 Flash Drive using Ubuntu's USB Startup Disk Creator while running from the Linux Mint 7 Live CD. Linux Mint 7 is a remix based on Ubuntu 9 that includes integrated media codecs and a face lift. Upon completion of this tutorial, you should end up with a Persistent USB Linux Mint 7 Flash Drive that makes use of the casper-rw persistent loopback file to save your changes for restoration on subsequent boots.

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Create a Xubuntu 9.10 Flash Drive using the CD

The following tutorial explains How to create a Xubuntu 9.10 Live USB Flash Drive using Ubuntu's official USB Startup Disk Creator while running from the Live CD. The persistent feature is utilized (via a persistence loop block file). By installing Xubuntu 9.10 to a Flash Drive via this approach. The Persistence option can be used to to save basic changes and then restore those changes on subsequent boots. Xubuntu is essentially Ubuntu with a XFCE desktop. It is designed to use less system resources than Ubuntu or Kubuntu.

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Create a Kubuntu 9.10 Flash Drive from CD

How to Create a Kubuntu 9.10 Live USB Flash Drive using Ubuntu's USB Creator while running from the Live CD. Kubuntu is a product of Canonical Ltd that is simply Ubuntu utilizing a KDE desktop environment instead of Gnome. This Kubuntu Flash Drive installation example will make use of the persistence feature, so you can save your basic changes and then restore those changes at each boot.

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Create a Ubuntu 9.10 Live USB from CD

Create a Ubuntu 9.10 Live USB Persistent Flash Drive from the running Live CD:  In the following tutorial, we explain how we installed Ubuntu 9.10 to a Flash Drive from the running Live CD. This Ubuntu USB Flash Drive creation process is accomplished using the built in USB Disk Creator (produced by the Ubuntu team). Upon completion, the persistence feature is utilized (via a casper-rw loopback block file) for saving changes on the fly and then restoring those changes on subsequent boots. Ubuntu is a Linux distribution created by Canonical Ltd

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Install Xubuntu 9.04 to a Flash Drive using the CD

The following tutorial explains How to Install Xubuntu 9.04 to a USB Flash Drive using the USB Creator (Created by the Ubuntu Team). Installing Xubuntu 9.04 to a FLash Drive using this approach will enable the use of the persistence feature (via a persistence loop file) that will be used to to save your basic changes like desktop modifications,  settings, and browser bookmarks and then restore those changes on subsequent boots.

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Install Ubuntu 9.04 to a Flash Drive using the CD

The following tutorial explains how to install Ubuntu 9.04 to a USB Flash Drive from a running Live CD. This installation proceedure is accomplished by using the built in USB Creator (produced by the Ubuntu team) to create an Ubuntu USB Startup Disk. Installing via this method will enable the persistence feature (via a persistence loop file) to save and restore your changes on subsequent boots. Ubuntu is a Linux distribution created by Canonical Ltd.

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Install Kubuntu 9.04 to a Flash Drive using the CD

The following tutorial explains the process of installing Kubuntu 9.04 to a USB Flash Drive using the Ubuntu team's USB Creator. Kubuntu is a derivative of Ubuntu that, instead of Gnome, utilizes a KDE desktop environment. This Kubuntu Flash Drive installation method does make use of the persistence feature, enabling you to save your desktop changes, settings and bookmarks and then restore those changes on each boot.

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Install Linux Mint 6 KDE to a Flash Drive using the CD

The following tutorial explains how to put Linux Mint 6 Felicia KDE on a USB Flash Drive via the USB-Creator (created by Ubuntu). The Linux Mint 6 KDE edition is based on Kubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, the Linux 2.6.27 kernel and, Xorg 7.4. The KDE version of Linux Mint ships with KDE 4.2 and Amarok 2.0.

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Install Linux Mint 6 to a Flash Drive via the CD

Create a Linux Mint Flash Drive via the Live CD and USB Creator. The following tutorial covers the process of installing Linux Mint 6 to a USB flash drive using the USB Creator created by the Ubuntu team. Linux Mint 6 is a remix based on Ubuntu 8.10. More information about Linux Mint can be found at the Official Linux Mint site.

Note: Installing Linux Mint to a flash drive via the following method makes use of the persistence feature (via a persistence loop file) to save your changes and restore them on subsequent boots.

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Install Kubuntu 8.10 to a Flash Drive from CD

Kubuntu 8.10 Live USB Creation: The following tutorial covers the process of installing Kubuntu 8.10 to a USB flash drive using the USB Creator created by the Ubuntu team. Kubuntu is a derivative of Ubuntu but uses the popular KDE desktop environment instead of Gnome. Installing Kubuntu 8.10 to a flash drive via the following method makes use of the persistence feature (via a persistence loop file) to save your changes and restore them on subsequent boots.

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Install Xubuntu 8.10 to a Flash Drive from CD

Xubuntu 8.10 Live USB Creation: The following tutorial covers the process of installing Xubuntu 8.10 to a USB flash drive, or other portable USB device using USB Creator created by the Ubuntu team. Installing Xubuntu 8.10 to a flash drive via this method allows the use of the persistence feature (via a persistence loop file) to save and restore your changes on subsequent boots.

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Install Ubuntu 8.10 to a Flash Drive from the CD

Ubuntu 8.10 Live USB Creation The following tutorial covers the process of installing Ubuntu 8.10 to a USB flash drive, thumb drive or portable external hard drive using the built in USB Creator (produced by the Ubuntu team) to create a "USB Startup Disk". Installing with this method allows the use of the persistence feature (via a persistence loop file, FINALLY) to save and restore your changes on subsequent boots.

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Install Ubuntu 8.10 to a Flash Drive from the Live CD

Create a Ubuntu 8.10 Persistent flash drive using the Live CD. This tutorial will enable a user to install Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex to a USB flash drive while booted from the Live CD. In addition the persistence or casper persistent feature (via a separate partition) will be utilized to automatically save changes back to the thumb drive as you work, and then restore those saved changes upon subsequent boots.

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Install gOS to a USB Flash Drive from Live CD

Create a gOS USB Flash Drive. The following tutorial covers the process of installing gOS to a USB flash drive using the gOS Live CD. In addition, the persistence option is being utilized for saving and restoring changes persistently on the fly. gOS is based on Ubuntu and features the enlightenment desktop environment. Enlightenment features a dock and stack that looks and functions much like "fan view" used in Mac OSX 10.5. We prefer gOS Rocket with also includes many useful google apps. gOS was produced by the Good OS LLC corporation and is commonly found on Everex PC's.

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Install Xubuntu 8.04.1 to a Flash Drive using Linux

This tutorial covers the process of installing Xubuntu 8.04.1 to a USB flash drive from within a running (Ubuntu) Linux environment. Xubuntu uses the xfce desktop environment as opposed to Gnome or KDE. Xfce helps Xubuntu run smoother and quicker on older and slower PC's. In addition, this installation tutorial utilizes the casper persistence feature to enable changes to be saved and restored on subsequent boots. If you have access to a working Ubuntu Linux installation and your system does not have a CD drive, this tutorial is for you.

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Install Xubuntu 8.04.1 to a Flash Drive from CD

Create a Xubuntu 8.04.1 Live USB Persistent Flash Drive using the Live CD. This tutorial covers the process of installing Xubuntu 8.04.1 Hardy Heron to a USB flash drive via a running Xubuntu 8 Live CD. Xubuntu uses the xfce desktop environment. The xfce desktop environment is a slim yet very powerful GUI. Making Xubuntu less of a resource hog than KDE or Gnome. Xubuntu works well on slower or older computers. In this Linux USB installation tutorial, the casper persistence feature is used to retain and retrieve changes on subsequent boots.

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Install Ubuntu 8.04.1 to a Flash Drive using Linux

USB Ubuntu 8.04.1 Persistent install from Linux without using a CDROM. This tutorial will enable a user to install Ubuntu 8.04.1 Hardy Heron to a USB flash drive via a running (Ubuntu) Linux environment. The persistence feature is being utilized to allow the user to save and restore changes on subsequent boots. If you already have a working Ubuntu Linux installation on your PC and do not wish to use or your system does not have a CD drive, this tutorial is for you.

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Install Kubuntu 8.04.1 to a Flash Drive using Linux

USB Kubuntu 8.04.1 Persistent Linux installation from Linux without using a CDROM. Some Linux users prefer Kubuntu over Ubuntu because it uses the KDE desktop environment instead of Gnome. In the following, we cover the process of installing Kubuntu 8.04.1 Hardy Heron to a USB flash drive from within Linux. The persistence feature is used to allow the user to save and restore changes on subsequent boots. If you already have a working Linux installation on your PC and do not wish to use or your system does not have a CD drive, this tutorial is for you.

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Install Kubuntu 8.04.2 to a Flash Drive from CD

Create a Kubuntu 8.04.2 USB Persistent Flash Drive via the Live CD. Kubuntu is a derivative of Ubuntu based on the KDE desktop environment. In the following tutorial we cover the process of installing Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron to a USB flash drive via a running Kubuntu 8 Live CD. Similar to the Ubuntu 8.04 persistent install, the casper persistence feature is being utilized to enable a user to save and restore changes on subsequent boots.

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Install Ubuntu 8.04.3 to a Flash Drive from CD

Create a Ubuntu 8.04.3 Persistent USB Flash Drive via the Live CD. This tutorial will enable a user to install Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron to a USB flash drive via a running Ubuntu 8 Live CD. The process is similar to the Live CD install via Windows with the exception that you will be performing the process entirely from Ubuntu. This process uses a few less steps, thus could be performed in less time. In addition the persistence feature is being used to save and restore changes on subsequent boots.

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Ubuntu 8.04.3 USB Hard Drive Install

This tutorial covers one way to install Ubuntu 8.04.3 (Hardy Heron) to an external USB Hard drive. It is also possible to install Ubuntu 8.04.3 to a 4GB+ flash drive using this method as we did, however, due to the additional write cycles that occur on a full blown install, the life of your flash drive may be reduced. This tutorial utilizes the Install script that is included with Ubuntu 8.04.3 making it easy to run and test Ubuntu without installing to a fixed internal system disk.
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Pendrivelinux V1 install to a portable USB hard drive

The following tutorial will show you how to install Pendrivelinux V1 Full Blown (non compressed) to an external USB Hard Drive (Rotating Platter, not a USB flash drive or flash memory stick) via Pendrivelinux V1. To do this, we create an ext2 partition on the USB Hard Drive. Next we extract or decompress filesystem.squashfs, add a Grub Boot Menu and reconfigure xserver-xorg.

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Install Ubuntu 7.10 to a Flash Drive via CD

Create a Ubuntu 7.10 USB Flash Drive from CD: This tutorial enables you to install, boot and run Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) from a USB flash drive. In addition to installing Ubuntu to a USB device and then booting Ubuntu from the memory stick, this tutorial will enable you to automatically save your changes and settings back to the thumb drive and further restore them on each boot using a second "casper-rw" persistent partition. The tutorial was written for those already familiar with working from Ubuntu or another Linux desktop environment. If you do not have access to or prefer not to use a Windows computer, this Ubuntu Linux on a stick tutorial is for you.

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Install Ubuntu 7.04 to a Flash Drive using the CD

Create a Ubuntu 7.04 Live USB Persistent Flash Drive using the CD. This tutorial enables you to install, boot and run Ubuntu Linux 7.04 from USB "and save your changes back to the stick". When booting Ubuntu in persistent mode, it uses a "casper-rw" partition to save your changes back to the drive, restoring them on each boot. The tutorial was written for those already somewhat familiar with working from Ubuntu or another Linux desktop environment. If you do not have access to or prefer not to use a Windows computer, this Ubuntu Linux on a stick tutorial is for you.

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Install Pendrive Linux V1 from CD

The following tutorial will enable a user to install USB Pen Drive Linux to a flash pen drive or other USB device via a customized basic Debian Linux Live CD. This installation method is especially convenient for those who may currently be running Windows on their computer and or do not have easy access to a Linux PC to otherwise perform the installation to USB via Linux.

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