Boot and Run Linux from a USB flash drive

Take your Favorite Portable Linux Desktop with you!
Install, Boot, and Run Linux from USB. Your Portable Linux OS and tool kit.

Recommended YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator

Portable USB Linux Desktop Screenshot with Compiz Easily install your favorite Linux operating system on a bootable usb key or flash drive no larger than your thumb (aka thumb drive). Your Portable Linux operating system can then be taken with you and will consequently run from any computer that can boot from the usb device. With YUMI, you can also bring multiple operating systems, diagnostic utilities, antivirus scanners, penetration testing, backup tools, and more with you. Resulting in your very own custom usb bootable pocket diagnostic tool kit.

Pendrivelinux provides simplified information to make it easy for anyone to install, boot, and run their favorite Linux Distro from a portable flash drive!

Linux Bootable USB installation tutorials and tools

Recently Updated or NEW USB Linux Posts

May 05 - UPDATED YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator
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