Install Feather Linux to a Flash Drive from Windows

The following walk-through will illustrate how we installed Feather Linux to a USB flash pen drive through Windows and then made Feather boot from the USB device. Feather is yet another very small (under 128MB) clean and simple Knoppix Linux remix (based on Debian) that is straight forward and easy to use. The following tutorial covers the process of installing Feather to a USB device using Windows to produce the USB version.

Feather Linux Desktop Screenshots:

Feather Linux Screenshot

Distribution Home Page: http://featherlinux.berlios.de

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 128MB

Persistent Feature: No

USB Feather Linux Prerequisites:

  • 128MB or larger Fat32 formatted USB pen drive
  • Windows PC for this tutorial
  • Feather Linux ISO
  • Universal USB Installer

The Feather USB Installation Process:

  1. Download and run Universal USB Installer, select the Feather Linux option and follow the onscreen instructions
  2. Reboot your PC, enter BIOS and set your boot order to boot from USB. Save your BIOS settings. On the next reboot, you should have a successful launch of Feather Linux from USB

Notes: If your system cannot boot from a USB device, you can use a floppy disk to boot Feather. Simply download the USB Boot Floppy Disk image and copy the image to your floppy disk.

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