Install Sugar on a Stick to a Flash Drive in Windows

Sugar on a Stick by sugarlabs.org is a compressed version of Fedora 11 that was created specifically for children as an alternative to the office style desktop. Sugar is essentially a learning platform that promotes collaborative learning through activities that encourage critical thinking. Sugar is currently being used daily in an educational environment by over 1 million children worldwide and is available in 25 languages. Creating your own Sugar on a Stick is relatively straight forward and can be accomplished in just a few clicks by using the Fedora LiveUSB Creator as outlined below.

Sugar on a Stick Screenshot

Sugar on a Stick Start Menu

Distribution Home Page: Sugarlabs

LiveUSB Creator Home Page: LiveUSB Creator

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 1GB

Persistent Feature: Yes

Essentials for Creating Sugar on a Stick via this tutorial:

  • Windows host PC (Tested on Windows XP)
  • 1GB+ USB flash drive
  • liveusb-creator-x.x.zip

How to install Sugar to a Flash Drive from Windows:

  1. Download the Fedora liveusb-creator-setup.exe
  2. Run the liveusb-creator-setup.exe installing to your PC
  3. From your Start Menu, navigate to the LiveUSB Creator entry, and click LiveUSB Creator to launch the tool
  4. Even though the USB Fedora creation process is straight forward, here is a quick rundown of all the steps involved:
    1. Select Sugar on a Stick from the Download Fedora dropdown
    2. Set the Target Device to point to your USB flash drive
    3. Move the Persistent Storage slider to set the capacity to use for storing changes
    4. Click Create Live USB to begin the creation process

Sugar on a Stick

The progress bar will indicate the progress of your Sugar on a Stick creation. Once the process has finished, simply restart your PC and set your System BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB flash drive

If all goes well, you should now be booting into your own portable Sugar on a Stick (SoaS).

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