Flash drive installs using Windows Category - Page 2
How to Create a SLAX Flash Drive from Windows. In the following tutorial we show you how easy it is to install SLAX Linux to a USB Flash Drive from within Windows. Created by Tomas Matejicek, SLAX is a tiny 200MB Linux distribution. It is essentially a stripped down version of Slackware Linux. SLAX is offered in a compressed tar format for extraction to a USB stick, SLAX Linux does feature the ability add or remove modules on the fly and save your changes persistently for use on subsequent boots.
How to Create a Kiwi USB Key: In the following tutorial, we will explain how to quickly and easily install Kiwi Linux to a USB Flash Drive using Windows. Kiwi Linux is a minimal remix based on Ubuntu that includes Adobe Flash along with audio and video codecs for restricted formats and support for encrypted DVDs. Kiwi is for English, Romanian, and Hungarian speaking users. This Kiwi USB install tutorial does support the persistence feature, enabling you to save and restore most of your changes on subsequent boots.
How to Create a USB Debian Live Flash Drive using Windows and the Ubuntu Win32 Disk Imager (Image Writer for Windows). In the following tutorial, we cover the process of installing Debian Live to a USB Flash Drive from Windows. Debian Live is a continuing project headed by Daniel Baumann, that offers (usb-hdd) Debian Images and ISO's of the Debian Live operating system with the Gnome, KDE, lxde or Xfce desktops.
Sugar on a Stick by sugarlabs.org is a compressed version of Fedora 11 that was created specifically for children as an alternative to the office style desktop. Sugar is essentially a learning platform that promotes collaborative learning through activities that encourage critical thinking. Sugar is currently being used daily in an educational environment by over 1 million children worldwide and is available in 25 languages. Creating your own Sugar on a Stick is relatively straight forward and can be accomplished in just a few clicks by using the Fedora LiveUSB Creator as outlined below.
Persistent Eeebuntu Flash Drive Install tutorial. In the following tutorial, we show you how to use Windows to create a Portable Eeebntu USB Flash Drive using our automated creation script. Eeebuntu is based on Ubuntu but is optimized for the Asus EeePC. More information about Eeebuntu can be found at the Official Eeebuntu site. Upon completion of this tutorial, you should be able to boot from your Eeebuntu Flash Drive on your Asus EeePC or any PC that supports booting from USB.
Note: Using this tutorial, the persistent feature should work just as it does in Ubuntu, allowing you to save and restore most of your changes.
In the following tutorial, I will show you how we created a USB Parted Magic Flash Drive from within Windows. Parted Magic, created by Patrick Verner, is a fully functional operating system that also offers core programs pulled from GParted and Parted that enable a user to easily perform partitioning tasks. Other useful programs offered in Parted Magic include: Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, and ddrescue. Usage is well documented and ext2, ext3, ext4, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, ntfs, reiserfs, reiser4, and xfs formats are supported.
The following tutorial covers the process of installing MooLux Linux LIVE to a USB Flash Drive using Windows. MooLux is a Live USB Linux distribution based on Slackware that utilizes the KDE desktop environment. MooLux is a portable operating system that can be taken with you containing tools for Internet browsing, email, chat, multimedia, office and software for C, Python, Perl programming tasks.
Create a xPUD Persistent USB Flash Drive from Windows. xPUD is an intuitive minimal Linux Operating system. It was created by Penk and functions like a Kiosk. xPUD ships with the Firefox Browser, Gnome Media Player, Transmission Bit torrent Client, Geany Text Editor, Gpicview Picture Viewer, EPDFView and Xterm Terminal Emulator. More apps can be installed for other tasks. xPUD is optimized for Netbooks and can be run from a Desktop or Laptop just as well (drivers are available). The entire xPUD Operating environment can boot in just a few seconds from a USB device.
Create a Moblin USB Flash Drive using Windows: Moblin is a Linux Platform designed for Netbooks, Mobile Internet Devices, and In Vehicle Infotainment Systems. Mobilin now supported by the Linux Foundation, has been tested on Netbooks and devices such as the Acer Aspire One, ASUS EeePC 901 /1000 /1000H, Dell Inspiron 910, MSI Wind, Lenovo S10, Samsung NC10, HP mini 1010 and 1120NR (with wired networking only). Considering that many Netbooks do not use CD Drives, and ship with Windows, having the ability to install and run Moblin from USB is essential.
Create a PUD Linux USB Flash Drive using Windows. In the following tutorial, we cover the process of installing PUD Linux to a USB Flash Drive using Windows and our custom installation script. PUD Linux is a tiny 259MB Ubuntu based remix. It utilizes an (LXDE) Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment and a unique Modular Opt-Get Plugin System to add additional software applications.
Create a CrunchBang Linux USB Flash Drive using Windows. The following tutorial covers the process of installing CrunchBang Linux to a USB Flash Drive from Windows. CrunchBang Linux is remix based on Ubuntu, but features a lightweight Openbox window manager with GTK+ applications. CrunchBang was designed with speed and functionality in mind.
Ophcrack is a free Windows Password Recovery tool that uses rainbow tables to retrieve Windows login passwords from password hashes. The tool is available in two versions (Vista Ophcrack and XP Ophcrack). In the following tutorial, we explain how we created an All In One USB Ophcrack Flash Drive. This bootable flash drive utility can then be used to recover, reveal or crack both Windows XP and Windows Vista login passwords.
The following tutorial covers the process of creating a CentOS 5 USB flash drive using Windows and the LiveUSB Creator. Once CentOS is installed, it will operate just like the CentOS live cd. A persistence feature is not being utilized in this tutorial so you will NOT be able to save and restore your changes on subsequent boots. A little background info on CentOS; CentOS is an Enterprise class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public. This version of Linux is commonly used by many popular web hosting companies as a Linux server platform due to its extreme stability. We can use the Fedora LiveUSB Creator to install CentOS to a flash drive.
The following tutorial will show you how to create a Fedora 9, 10, 11 + USB flash drive using Windows. Fedora is a Linux distribution that is sponsored by Red Hat and is both driven and maintained by the community. It is comprised of only free and open source software and will always remain free to use, modify and redistribute. Recently, Luke Macken and Kushal Das, both active in the Fedora community have put together an intuitive and super easy to use liveusb-creator which can be used to make a Fedora Live USB flash drive. In addition, USB Fedora utilizes a Persistent feature, enabling a user to save and restore changes on subsequent boots. In the following, we will show you how it works.
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. Its clean, simple, graphically appealing, elegant and fun to play with.
How to Make a BackTrack Linux Flash Drive using Windows. BackTrack is a Live Linux distribution based on SLAX that is focused purely on penetration testing. Distributed by remote-exploit.org, BackTrack is the successor to Auditor. It comes prepackaged with security tools including network analyzers, password crackers, wireless tools and fuzzers. Although originally designed to Boot from a CD or DVD, BackTrack contains USB installation scripts that make portable installation to a USB device a snap. In the following tutorial, we cover the process of installing BackTrack to a USB flash drive from within a working Windows environment.
The following tutorial covers one way to easily install MCNLive Toronto to a USB flash pen drive in just a few steps from within Windows. By using this tutorial, you don't need to burn the ISO to a CD and then run the USB installer from Linux. Instead, our Universal USB installer is used to quickly create the MCNLive USB flash drive for you from Windows. In addition, the second part of this tutorial explains how to make MCNLive save your changes back to a persistent mcnlive.loop file.
Ophcrack is an open source Windows password recovery utility that uses rainbow tables to find passwords. It can be run from Windows, Linux or Live CD. The following tutorial explains how to install and boot Ophcrack from a portable USB device. Since the Live CD version (running from a SLAX now SliTaz core) is already available, creating USB Ophcrack is similar to converting any other Live Linux CD to USB and now they even offer their own tazusb.exe installer.
USB Damn Small Linux (DSL)? This is a revisit of the Windows DSL USB installation tutorial: "Putting damn small linux on a USB pendrive". Damn Small Linux was created by John Andrews, and is basically a trimmed down version of an early Knoppix build, making it perfect for smaller drives. Based on the 2.4 kernel, DSL is great to use for older and slower computers as well. It will fit and run on portable devices or drives as small as 64MB.
PCLinuxOS is a clean, compact and beautiful Live Linux CD compilation created and headed by Texstar. PCLOS is based on Mandriva Linux and will comfortably fit on a 512MB USB stick. PCLinuxOS, was back in the day, one of my favorite Live Linux distributions. In the following tutorial, I cover one way to run Minime p93a from USB. Upon completion, you should end up with a PCLinuxOS Minime p93a that you can bring with you on a flash drive.
In this simplified USB Ultimate Boot CD walkthrough tutorial, we will demonstrate How To create a USB bootable Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) Flash Drive using a Windows host PC and our third party Universal USB Installer to create the UBCD Flash Drive. Ultimate Boot CD is an awesome PC diagnostics tool that condenses over 100 useful PC diagnostics and hardware troubleshooting tools into a single easy to use interface.
The following walk-through will illustrate how we installed Feather Linux to a USB flash pen drive through Windows and then made Feather boot from the USB device. Feather is yet another very small (under 128MB) clean and simple Knoppix Linux remix (based on Debian) that is straight forward and easy to use. The following tutorial covers the process of installing Feather to a USB device using Windows to produce the USB version.
This walk through illustrates how to do a simple install of RUNT linux on a USB Thumb drive and then boot and run it from USB. RUNT Linux is a super super tiny and very basic Linux version and is only recommended for intermediate to advanced Linux users who prefer to do work without using a graphical interface like X. Beware that RUNT by default does not use a GUI. It's a text only based distro.