Simply MEPIS 6 Flash Drive Install using Windows

The following Simply MEPIS 6 USB Flash Drive creation tutorial was created per the request of Jason Frothingham. He couldn't fathom why we didn't list a USB creation tutorial for the ever so popular MEPIS Linux. Well Jason, here it is. In the following tutorial we cover how to install, boot and run MEPIS from a USB device using your Windows PC.

MEPIS is a popular Linux version founded by Warren Woodford in November 2002. It was created because Warren didn't like how other desktops worked, so he decided to create his own. The first version was released to the public in May 2003. MEPIS originally used Debian packages and now includes and is based on Ubuntu packages.

MEPIS Linux Screenshot:

Simply MEPIS

Distribution Home Page: https://www.mepis.org

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 1GB

Persistent Feature: No

You’ll need the following to make a MEPIS Live USB:

  • 1GB or Larger USB Flash Pen Drive (fat32 formatted)
  • MEPIS Linux ISO
  • USBMP.exe

Creating a MEPIS USB Flash Drive:

This tutorial is obsolete! This tutorial or version of Linux is old and has been removed. Please use the Universal USB Installer instead, as it can be used to install the latest version.

  1. Download and launch USBMP.exe a USBMP folder is created
  2. Download the Simply MEPIS Linux ISO and move it to the USBMP folder
  3. Click fixmp.bat from the USBMP folder (follow the onscreen instructions)
  4. Copy all of the files "from within" the COPYTOUSB folder (I.E. USBMP/COPYTOUSB) to the root of your USB flash pen drive
  5. Click makeboot.bat from the USB stick to make the drive bootable
  6. Reboot your PC and set your system BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB device, save your changes and reboot
  7. Upon reboot, you should have a successful launch of MEPIS USB Linux from your USB memory stick.
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