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.

Linux Mint 7 Desktop Screenshot

Linux Mint 7 Desktop Screenshot

Distribution Home Page: LinuxMint.com

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 1GB

Persistent Feature: Yes

Essentials for creating a Linux Mint 7 Flash Drive

  • LinuxMint-7 CD
  • Working CD/DVD Drive
  • Working internet connection
  • 1GB USB flash drive (2GB+ recommended)

Make a Linux Mint 7 Flash Drive using USB Creator

  1. Download the LinuxMint-7 torrent and proceed to download the ISO with a torrent client. Finally, burn the ISO to a CD
  2. Restart your computer, booting from the LinuxMint 7 CD
  3. Once your up and running, insert your USB flash drive
  4. Open a Terminal and type or copy and paste the following commands:
    • sudo su
    • apt-get install usb-creator
    • usb-creator
  5. (1) Select the USB disk to use, (2) Select the option Stored in reserved extra space and adjust the slider to set how much space to use for persistence, (3) Click Make Startup Disk: Make a Mint7 USB Disk
  6. A progress bar will appear indicating the percentage completed
  7. Download this custom Linux Mint 7 syslinux.cfg file and copy it to the syslinux directory on your flash drive (overwriting the original)
  8. Remove the CD, restart your computer and set your BIOS to boot from the USB device
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