Boot and Run Linux from a USB flash memory stick

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

Most Popular Tool YUMI – Your Universal Multiboot Installer
2nd most Popular UUI – Universal USB Installer

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 flash device. With YUMI, you can even bring multiple operating systems, diagnostic utilities, antivirus scanners, penetration testing, backup tools, and more with you. Resulting in your very own custom pocket diagnostic toolkit.

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

Jan 12 - UPDATED YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator
Jan 11 - UPDATED How to Boot From a USB Flash Drive in VirtualBox

USB Linux Flash Drive Creation from within Windows

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Install YlmF OS to a Flash Drive from Windows
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Install Ubuntu Rescue Remix to a Flash Drive
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Install RIP Linux to USB from Windows
Install SliTaz to USB from Windows
Install Easy Peasy 1.6 to USB from Windows
Install Clonezilla on USB
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Install SLAX to a Flash Drive from Windows
Install Kiwi Linux to a Flash Drive from Windows
Install Debian Live to a Flash Drive from Windows
Install Sugar on a Stick to a Flash Drive in Windows
Install Eeebuntu to a Flash Drive from Windows
Install Parted Magic to a Flash Drive in Windows
Install MooLux to a USB Flash Drive in Windows
Install xPUD to a Flash Drive from Windows
Install Moblin to a Flash Drive from Windows
Install PUD Linux to a Flash Drive using Windows
Install CrunchBang Linux to a Flash Drive in Windows
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Install PCLinuxOS MiniMe to a Flash Drive in Windows
Install Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) to a Flash Drive in Windows
Install Feather Linux to a Flash Drive from Windows
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