Install SLAX to a Flash Drive from Windows

How to Create a SLAX Flash Drive from Windows. In the following tutorial we show you how easy it is to install SLAX Linux to a USB Flash Drive from within Windows. Created by Tomas Matejicek, SLAX is a tiny 200MB Linux distribution. It is essentially a stripped down version of Slackware Linux. SLAX is offered in a compressed tar format for extraction to a USB stick, SLAX Linux does feature the ability add or remove modules on the fly and save your changes persistently for use on subsequent boots.

 

Portable SLAX Desktop Screenshot

SLAX 6.0.9 Screenshot

Distribution Home Page: slax.org

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 256MB

Persistent Feature: Yes

USB SLAX Flash Drive creation essentials

  • A 256MB or larger USB flash drive
  • SLAX*.iso
  • Universal USB Installer
  • A Windows PC to Perform the Install

How to Create a SLAX USB Flash Drive

  1. Download and run Universal USB Installer, select SLAX, and follow the onscreen instructions
  2. Once the script has finished, reboot your computer, set your BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB device and save your settings. On next boot, you should have a successful launch of  your Portable SLAX
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