Run Linux Mint 9 from a USB Flash Drive

Run Linux Mint 9 from a USB Flash Drive by using Windows to create the Linux Mint 9 Live USB. In the following tutorial, we cover one way to use our third party Universal USB Installer to create your own Portable Linux Mint 9 USB Flash Drive from Windows. Headed by Clement Lefebvre, Linux Mint 9 "Isadorais" is based on Ubuntu 10.04.  Key features include; new software manager, new backup tool, streamlined look and feel, quicker boot times and much more.

Linux Mint 9 Isadorais Desktop Screenshot

Linux Mint 9 Isadora Screenshot

Distribution Home Page: linuxmint.com

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 2GB

Persistent Feature: Yes

USB Linux Mint 9 Flash Drive creation essentials:

  • 2GB or Larger USB Flash Drive (Fat32 formatted)
  • Linux Mint 9 ISO
  • Universal USB Installer

How to Create a Linux Mint 9 USB Flash Drive:

  1. Download and run Universal USB Installer, select Linux Mint 9 and follow the onscreen instructions
  2. Reboot your PC and set your system BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB device, save your changes and reboot booting from the USB memory stick

Upon reboot, you should be running your very own Live USB Linux Mint (Portable Linux Mint 9) from your flash memory stick.

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