Old USB installs from Windows Category

Install Xubuntu 9.04 to a Flash Drive in Windows

Create a USB Persistent Xubuntu 9.04 Flash Drive using Windows. In the following tutorial, we will cover the process of installing Xubuntu to a USB flash drive using Windows and our custom USB Installer script. Xubuntu is product of Canonical ltd that is based on Ubuntu but utilizes the XFCE desktop environment. Xubuntu is designed to use less resources than its counterparts, making it a great Linux OS to run portably from a USB flash drive. Upon completion, you should have a portable Xubuntu that you can take with you and run from any PC that supports booting from USB.

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Install Linux Mint 7 to a Flash Drive in Windows

Create a USB Linux Mint 7 persistent flash drive using Windows. In the following tutorial, we show you how we used Windows and our custom script to create a Portable Linux Mint 7 USB flash drive. Linux Mint 7 Gloria is based on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope and is compatible with its current repositories. Originally launched as a variant of Ubuntu with integrated media codecs, Linux Mint has developed into an elegant Linux distribution. Currently maintained by Clement Lefebvre, more information about Linux Mint can be found at the Official Linux Mint site.

Note: The persistent feature works just as it does in Ubuntu, allowing you to save and restore most of your changes.

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Install Ubuntu 9.10 to a Flash Drive from Windows

Create a Ubuntu 9.10 Live USB Flash Drive from Windows: In the following tutorial, we show you how we installed Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), a product of Canonical Ltd to a USB Flash Drive using a Windows PC to perform the install.  Upon completion, Ubuntu 9.10 can be natively booted and then run directly from your portable device. Note that this installation process does utilize the casper-rw loopback image file for persistently saving and restoring changes on subsequent boots.

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Install Xubuntu 9.10 to a Flash Drive using Windows

Xubuntu running from USB

In the following tutorial, we will show you How to Create a USB Persistent Xubuntu 9.10 Flash Drive using Windows. Xubuntu 9.10, a product of Canonical Ltd is basically Ubuntu with a XFCE desktop GUI. Xubuntu is designed to use less system resources than Ubuntu or Kubuntu, which gives us even more reason to run it from a portable device. Upon completion, you will have a Xubuntu 9.10 Flash Drive that should boot and run on any PC that supports booting from USB.

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Install SLAX to a USB Flash Drive using Windows

How to create a Portable SLAX USB Flash Drive. This guide will show you how to easily install SLAX to a portable USB device via Windows. SLAX is a small Live Linux CD distribution created by Tomas Matejicek. SLAX is basically a stripped down version of Slackware Linux. It uses the unification file system or (unionfs) allowing a read only filesystem to behave as a writable filesystem which allows the user to save system wide changes without a secondary persistent partition.

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Install Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy to USB using Windows

How to Create an Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy USB Flash Drive using Windows and the Ubuntu Live CD. Upon completion, the user will be able to boot and run a Portable Ubuntu Edgy from the USB thumb drive. This tutorial utilizes multiple partitions to enable the user to save changes and settings back to the flash thumb drive and restore them persistently. Note that the second partition must be labeled "casper-rw" to use the "persistent" feature and save changes back to the stick.

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Install Gentoo 2007 to a Flash Drive using Windows

In the following Gentoo USB Flash Drive creation tutorial we cover how to create a Gentoo 2007.0 USB Flash Drive using Windows and our custom script. Gentoo is a popular Linux version named after the Gentoo Penguin. Gentoo was originally created by Daniel Robbins with a goal to create a smaller portable Linux distribution that only included required programs. This Gentoo USB installation tutorial was developed per the request and with a little help from Brendan Jocson, a Pendrivelinux.com subscriber. Kudo's goes to Brendan for helping establish this Portable Gentoo tutorial.

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Install Ubuntu 7.04 to a Flash Drive from Windows

This Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn USB Flash Drive Creation tutorial explains how to create a Ubuntu 7.04 USB Flash Drive. We will be  using Windows, the Live CD and a new custom FIXED initrd.gz to correct the persistent feature that was broken with the original 7.04 release. Upon completion of this tutorial, the user will be able to save changes and settings back to the flash drive making for a completely Portable Ubuntu version 7.04. Now you can take your Feisty Fawn with you! 

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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.

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Install Linux Mint 5 to a Flash Drive from Windows

The following USB Linux Mint creation tutorial covers how to create a Linux Mint 5 USB Flash Drive using Windows. You can then boot and run Linux Mint from the USB device. Linux Mint is a popular remix of Ubuntu Linux. Originally launched as a variant of Ubuntu with integrated media codecs, Linux Mint has developed into a very user-friendly Linux distribution. Currently maintained by Clement Lefebvre, more information about Linux Mint can be found at the Official Linux Mint site.

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Install PCLinuxOS 2007 to a Flash Drive in Windows

The following tutorial covers the process of installing PCLinuxOS 2007 to a USB flash drive using our custom script and Windows. PCLinuxOS 2007 is based on Mandriva kernel 2.6.18.8 and utilizes an easy to navigate KDE desktop environment. With over 2GB of compressed data, Open Office, Firefox, Thunderbird, Frostwire, Ktorrent, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE and Beryl 3D are just a few of the many included applications you will find on the Live CD making PCLinuxOS 2007 a great candidate to install to a USB flash drive.

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Install Ubuntu 8.04 to a Flash Drive using Windows

Ubuntu 8.04.3 Persistent USB Flash Drive installation tutorial for current Windows users. This tutorial covers the process of installing Ubuntu Hardy Heron to a USB flash drive using the Live CD to create the partitions and a Windows host to perform the build. Ubuntu will uses the persistence feature to save and restore changes back to the flash drive. Hence your changes and settings can be saved and restored upon subsequent boots. The persistence feature was broken with the release of Ubuntu 8.04.3 and this tutorial includes a fixed initrd.gz that addresses the permissions problem which was pointed out here

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Install SLAX 6.0.9 to a Flash Drive using Windows

SLAX on USB

In the following tutorial, we cover the process of installing SLAX 6.0.9 to a USB Flash Drive or other portable device. SLAX is a tiny Linux distribution (190MB) created by Tomas Matejicek. SLAX is essentially a stripped down version of Slackware Linux. Currently available as an ISO for Live CD creation or as a tar file for extraction to a USB stick, SLAX Linux also utilizes the ability to save your changes persistently and add or remove modules on the fly.

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Install Ubuntu NetBook Remix to a Flash Drive in Windows

Create a Ubuntu 9.10 NetBook Remix Flash Drive using Windows. Ubuntu NetBook Remix is a project of Canonical Ltd tailored for NetBooks. You can put Ubuntu NetBook Remix on a USB Flash Drive from Windows. The Portable Ubuntu NetBook operating system can then be run from the Flash Drive portably without installing or installed directly to your Netbook from the same Flash Drive.

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Install Kubuntu 9.10 to a Flash Drive from Windows

How to Create a Kubuntu 9.10 Live USB Flash Drive from Windows:  Kubuntu is a product of Canonical Ltd that features the KDE desktop environment. In the following tutorial, we show you how we installed Kubuntu 9.10 to a USB Flash Drive using a Windows PC to perform the install. Once finished, Kubuntu 9.10 can be booted and run directly from your portable device. This process uses the casper-rw loopback image file to allow you to persistently save changes and restore those changes on subsequent boots.

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Install Linux Mint 8 to a Flash Drive in Windows

How to easily Install Linux Mint 8 Helena to USB Flash Drive using Windows. In the following tutorial, we explain how to use Windows and our third party Universal USB Installer to create your own Portable Linux Mint 8 USB Flash Drive. Linux Mint 8 Helena is maintained by Clement Lefebvre and is based on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala.  Amongst many features, Linux Mint offers improved graphical enhancements (some think it looks and feels better than Ubuntu). We think it's simply beautiful!

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Install Knoppix 5.1.1 to a Flash Drive in Windows

USB Knoppix 5.1? This tutorial covers how to create a Knoppix 5.1.1 Flash Drive using Windows and our custom script. The user can then boot and run Knoppix Linux from a USB Flash Drive. Knoppix is based on Debian GNU/Linux and includes many useful applications such as Abiword, OpenOffice, Gimp, Konqueror, Mozilla, Apache, PHP, MySQL along with hundreds of other Open Source applications. Keep reading and we will show you how to make your own Portable Knoppix that you can then boot from any PC that supports USB boot.

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Install Knoppix 5.3.1 to a Flash Drive using Windows

Create a Knoppix 5.3.1 USB Flash Drive using Windows. This tutorial shows you how we created a Knoppix 5.3.1 Flash Drive using Windows and our custom script. Knoppix is based on Debian GNU/Linux and includes hundreds of useful applications. Here we will show you how to make your own Portable Knoppix 5.3.1 from the Live DVD. You can then boot your portable version of Knoppix Linux from any PC that fully supports USB boot. Note that you will need a large capacity USB flash drive for this tutorial. We personally used a 16GB OCZ ATV flash drive, however an 8GB flash drive should do fine.

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Install Linux Mint 7 KDE to a Flash Drive in Windows

Create a Linux Mint 7 Gloria KDE persistent USB Flash Drive using Windows. In the following tutorial, we explain how to use Windows and our custom script to create a Portable Linux Mint 7 KDE USB flash drive. Linux Mint 7 Gloria KDE is based on Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope and utilizes the KDE 4.2.4 desktop environment. Currently maintained by Clement Lefebvre, more information about Linux Mint can be found at the Official Linux Mint site.

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Install Linux Mint 6 to a Flash Drive in Windows

Create a Linux Mint 6 Persistent Flash Drive using Windows. The following tutorial covers how to install, boot and run Linux Mint from a USB device using Windows and our custom USB Installer script to create a portable Linux Mint Flash Drive. Linux Mint 6 Felicia is a remix of Ubuntu Linux 8.10. Originally launched as a variant of Ubuntu with integrated media codecs, Linux Mint has developed into an elegant Linux distribution. Linux Mint is currently maintained by Clement Lefebvre.

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Install Kubuntu 9.04 to a Flash Drive in Windows

Create a USB Persistent Kubuntu 9.04 Flash Drive using Windows. In the following tutorial, I will show you how we quickly created a Kubuntu 9.04 USB flash drive using our custom USB Installer within Windows. A product of canonical ltd, Kubuntu 9.04 features the popular, elegant and awe inspiring KDE desktop environment. This tutorial makes use of a casper persistent loop file (casper-rw) for saving and restoring most preferences, changes and downloads.

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Install Xubuntu 8.10 to a Flash Drive using Windows

Create a Xubuntu 8.10 Persistent USB Flash Drive using Windows. The following tutorial covers the process of creating a Xubuntu 8.10 USB flash drive using Windows and our custom script. Xubuntu a product of Canonical ltd is based on Ubuntu but utilizes the XFCE desktop environment. It was designed to use less resources than Ubuntu or Kubuntu, which makes Xubuntu a great candidate to run from a USB flash drive or Live USB.

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All In One Pendrivelinux 2008

This ALL In One version of Pendrivelinux 2008 can be run from a USB thumbdrive either natively (as a stand alone Operating System at boot), or within Windows using qemu emulation. Moreover, the user can save installed software, changes, bookmarks, email, contacts and more automatically via a persistent loop image and then restore those changes upon subsequent qemu or native boots. This is a major breakthrough as the user can now run Pendrivelinux 2008 from a USB device even if the computer cannot natively boot from USB and still save changes persistently to be restored regardless of whether booting natively or from qemu.

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Move WUBI Ubuntu Install to an external USB drive

In the following tutorial, we show you how to move your existing Wubi Ubuntu install to an external USB drive. This enables you to take your Wubi install of Ubuntu with you. Moreover, because Wubi is using loopfiles (files that once mounted, act as partitions), the remaining NTFS partitioned drive space is still completely usable by Windows for storage. If you ever should decide you no longer want to play with Ubuntu, you can simply delete it from the external USB drive without the need to delete partitions etc.

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Create a MiniMe 2008 USB Flash Drive from Windows

The following tutorial will show you how to easily install PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2008 to a USB flash drive using Windows. This enables a user to quickly create a portable version of PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2008 without having to go through the redundant steps of burning the iso to a CD and then booting from the CD to perform the USB flash drive install from another iso. We really like the latest release of MiniMe from PCLinuxOS and think you will enjoy it as well.

PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2008 is simple, small, clean and works very well on a USB flash pendrive.

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