Make a gOS USB Flash Drive using Windows

The following tutorial explains how we created a gOS USB Flash Drive using Windows and our Universal USB Installer. gOS is a Debian derivative based on Ubuntu with a unique Enlightenment desktop window manager (similar to what is used on Mac OS X 10.5 systems), making gOS a very attractive Linux package. Everex Computers offered at Walmart often ship with this intuitive Operating System pre-installed. Although the GUI takes a little getting used to, we enjoyed using gOS and think you will enjoy running it portably from a USB device as well. It's clean, simple, graphically appealing, elegant and fun to play with.

Screenshot of gOS running from a USB flash drive:

Screenshot of gOS running from USB

Distribution Home Page: thinkgos.com

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 1GB

Persistent Feature: No

Essentials for creating a Portable gOS Flash Drive via Windows:

  • gOS ISO
  • Universal USB Installer
  • 1GB or larger USB flash drive (fat32 formatted)
  • A Windows host PC to perform the build

How to install gOS on a flashdrive using Windows:

Note: USB installation of gOS performs like the Live CD. Currently persistent gOS features are outside the scope of this tutorial. A separate tutorial covering persistence is available HERE

  1. Download and run our Universal USB Installer, select gOS and follow the onscreen instructions
  2. Reboot your PC and select your USB device from the Boot Menu or system BIOS and proceed to boot gOS from your USB device

If all goes well, you should now be running gOS portably from a USB flash drive!

;) Enjoy!

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